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Houston Matters for Wed., Nov. 20, 2013

The Houston Chronicle recently published its annual report on the best places to work in Houston. 150 companies made the ‘Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces’ list based on employee surveys, where workers were asked to rate areas including company leadership, opportunities for advancement and their work/life balance. If you were asked to rate your workplace, what […]

The Houston Chronicle recently published its annual report on the best places to work in Houston. 150 companies made the ‘Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces’ list based on employee surveys, where workers were asked to rate areas including company leadership, opportunities for advancement and their work/life balance. If you were asked to rate your workplace, what would you say? What areas would you rave about? And what areas would you check off as ‘needs improvement’? In other words, what do you think makes for a good workplace in Houston?

Today on Houston Matters, we talk with the Chronicle’s Business Editor about the newspaper’s survey. We’ll also speak with the head of a Houston-based staffing firm and an HR director in the oil and gas industry.

Also this hour: we present another installment of our “Neighborhoods” series. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin visits with some of our neighbors in Houston’s 3rd Ward.

Plus: They’re one of the most famous families in Texas. They’ve made significant contributions to Houston history and culture. And yet, there’s a lot you may not know about the Hogg family. We’ll talk with Virginia Bernhard, author of the book The Hoggs of Texas. Bernhard is Professor Emerita of History at the University of St. Thomas.

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