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Summer hours and workplace productivity

Since summer officially began on Thursday, June 21, PBN last week asked local business leaders to tell us about their summer policies.Does your business...

Mentoring programs in the workplace

Do you have a formal or informal mentoring program in your company? • Yes – 72% • No – 28%If you do not, do you believe...
44 BUSINESSES, nonprofits and government offices or divisions across Rhode Island this week received the Well Workplace designation.  /

44 R.I. employers honored <br>as Well Workplaces

PROVIDENCE – Forty-four Rhode Island employers have been honored with Well Workplace awards, presented by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and the Worksite Wellness Council...
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Honoring a legacy by protecting valuable wetlands

Just over 50 years ago, in September 1956, nine concerned citizens met in a rustic inn to discuss the future of Maine’s open spaces....
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Employers pressured to solve health crisis

No one wants people to be without health insurance. We want those who are sick to receive needed health care, and we want to...
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Editorial Cartoon: Unequal Pay

Equal work, unequal payBy J. Spencer, Philadelphia Business JournalShown is a one-dollar bill, except that the central portrait of George Washington has been...
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Editorial Cartoon: Crazy to Work Here

By Brad Veley / www.bradveley.comIn the background are three burly men in hardhats, safety glasses and sleeveless undershirts. The workmen are standing up...

How diverse is your work force?

How often do you consider diversity when making hiring decisions? • Always – 57.9% • Sometimes – 36.8% • Never – 5.3%How important do you consider diversity...

A four-point plan to reel in<br> R.I.’s budget deficit mess

As governor, it is my responsibility to ensure that Rhode Island is a place where you, your children and your grandchildren will stay and...

Let’s clarify ambiguities in the family leave law

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 was enacted to allow employees to take unpaid leaves of absence without risking their job...
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