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These Are the Top Places to Work in Seattle

The Seattle companies that know how to keep their employees happy.

From work-life-balance practices to cool perks, companies are keeping their employees happy in different ways.

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Work-Life Balance? Now, It’s All About Work-Life Integration

Some experts say it's the real key to happy, healthy and committed employees.

It’s midweek on a glorious day in Michigan, and Joe Decker, a strategic account executive for Bellevue-based Limeade, an employee engagement company, has just finished a client meeting. Despite a full calendar and imminent deadlines, Decker decides to take time to visit his grandparents, who live in Michigan, instead of hopping on the first plane…

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Seattle Companies Are Seeing the Benefit of Primo Parental Leave Policies

Staying home with baby—and getting paid—isn’t an anomaly anymore.

The Gates Foundation’s generous paid leave benefit, open to men and women, allowed Chelsea Minkler to stay home for a year after her baby, Nora, was born. Better yet, Minkler was promoted while on leave.

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Has Seattle Gone Too Far With Dogs in the Office?

Not surprisingly, one dog-loving expert says no.

In some offices, every day is bring your doggy to work day.

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These Local Companies Offer Seriously Cool Employee Perks

Free coffee and soda pop? A basketball hoop in the parking lot? Those were yesterday’s office perks. Today’s employers are finding other creative ways to stand out.

Art immersion Sasha Barr paints a mural at Seattle’s Facebook headquarters; the artist-in-residence program gives employees a window into the creative process.

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Seattle’s Co-Working Spaces Increasingly Cater to Different Crowds

Local co-working outfits are specializing to bring together people and ideas.

A quiet corner for contemplation and connection at female-focused the Riveter.

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These Companies Help Employees Find the Perfect Work-Life Balance

Whether it's through company culture or leadership, these local employers are getting it right.

Limeade defines employee well-being in a holistic way.

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Seattle’s Cook Shortage Could Affect Your Next Restaurant Tab

Forget about $15 an hour or mandatory tipping. The real talk in Seattle’s restaurant kitchens is about the labor problem—and solving it may hit diners in more ways than one.

Who’s cooking? Seattle restaurants are having trouble finding enough kitchen help, an issue that may hit consumers in the pocketbook

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Seattle Author Jonathan Rosenblum on the Struggle for a $15 Minimum Wage

A local union organizer and writer talks about his new book and the need for a revitalized labor movement

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

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Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…