Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island

JOLLY GOOD TIME: Employees at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island gather during a Christmas party. 
COURTESY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF RHODE ISLAND
JOLLY GOOD TIME: Employees at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island gather during a Christmas party. 
COURTESY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF RHODE ISLAND

PBN Best Places to Work 2020
SMALL COMPANIES 9. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island
Employees in R.I.: 45
Executive Director Katje Afonseca
Questions answered by: Katje Afonseca


What support programs has your company offered employees to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic? We offer access to the Coastline employee assistance program. We also offer access to employee training through ThinkHR.

What role do diversity and inclusion play in your hiring and promotion decisions? Our goal is to hire team members who are able to connect with the [youths] and families who we serve, which is a very diverse population. We are committed to engaging in employment practices that place diversity and inclusion at the forefront of our decision-making processes.

Do you have a preference for promoting existing staff or hiring from outside and why? Our goal is to develop and strengthen those who are already a part of the team, however we know that there is value in new opinions and experiences and so there is no preference, the situation will vary depending upon the role.

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