Talent assessments uncover seemingly hidden leadership abilities and limitations that don’t show up in interviews or past performance. But often, those qualities are hiding in plain sight. Here’s how companies use assessments to hire, promote, and
develop leaders—and find their own blind spots.
An anti-checklist for saying what you need to.
Mobile apps can extend the reach and impact of your benefit programs
Cima NanoTech plans to be in more touchscreens, flat screens, and even windows.
Twin Cities venues now have the Toepener installed on their restroom doors.
A new exhibit traces an iconic Minnesota company from Victorian cover-ups to va-va-voom.
Cambria Mortgage made more than $60 million in home loans in 2010.
Salmon leather as a luxury alternative to calfskin or snakeskin?
Premium dinner plates made from sugar cane fiber.
The furniture maker invited customers to make offers they’d trade for Blu Dot items.
The Dek optimizes Your Wii, Kinect, and other gaming systems.
Jack Link receives national recognition.
The company opens a facility for endurance training and plans to blend consumer and corporate markets.
But how long can Groupon imitators and their retailer clients live on price cuts?
The Pioneer Press gets new ad sales opportunities.
As long as you’re grabbing the same CK boxer briefs or Hanes tighty-whities off the shelf every time, say Man Essentials’ cofounders, why not get them delivered instead?
Itizen is part of the collaborative consumption movement.
Global Miniatures produces mini works of art.
The owner of Bleach salon weighs in on style.
By using purple corn, the company is developing an alternative to red dye number 40.
Safco Products’ Alphabetter desk gets some attention at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Meet Rob Nelson, a guiding force at Faces restaurant in St. Paul.
New bits from around Minnesota.
A little ice cream business with a taste for innovation.
No, Alex can’t come out and play, so Enercise opened a gym.
The Editor's Award for Best Body of Work is one of the industry's top honors.
UForce Americanizes China’s big shopping trend.
News bits from around Minnesota.
The St. Paul Hotel has had an eventful 100 years.
Fredrikson asks: Does your hobby improve your work?
It's "Wood from the 'Hood."
Making a "trend brand for the farm kid."
Good news for hogs—and for catering businesses.
Is a shift in energy start-ups and investing on its way?