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Nurture your workers

An estimated 50 million Americans quit their jobs last year, causing massive headaches and a tremendous amount of lost productivity and revenue for companies. The...

Diverse thinking is key

Harnessing cognitive diversity in the workplace involves recognizing and accommodating individual variations in thinking and information processing. Given that cognitive diversity is comprised of...
STEADY PACE: Toye Onikoyi has founded two tech-related businesses in Rhode Island, including a virtual reality arcade called Bubbler VR. Unlike in bigger hubs, Onikoyi says, Rhode Island’s tech sector seems to move at a more deliberate speed, which sometimes can be an advantage. 

TOO SMALL TO FAIL? R.I.’s low-profile tech sector avoiding carnage felt...

After John MacKrell launched an app-based laundry pickup and delivery service more than three years ago, a question sometimes came up during his search...
BIG PLANS: Jack Warner, Rhode Island College’s interim president, says in addition to training for RIC students, the Institute of Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies will do contract work for local businesses, such as offering professional development courses to train staff in ­cybersecurity. 

For many, tech institute can’t come fast enough

The alarming notice appeared without warning on the town of North Kingstown’s computer system in April. A message said hackers had taken control of the...
RARE BREED: Edward F. Yazbak, chairman of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants who also owns his own accounting practice, says the number of CPAs has steadily declined in recent years, and there are fewer young people to replace them. 

A lopsided ledger: Jobs plentiful, CPAs not

Edward F. Yazbak has been searching for five years for a younger upstart to take over his North Smithfield practice. But the chairman of the...

Westerly center is designed to build on a military background

Though decades ago, T.J. Smith still remembers the camaraderie and sense of purpose he felt during his time as a member of the Rhode...

An executive search is an art not a science

When we try to define job candidates in predetermined terms, we’re forgetting that every one of them is unique. In the course of each executive...
DATA CENTER: Ocean State Job Lot Chief Information Officer Hisham Aharon, left, and Chief Financial Officer John Conforti inspect the computer servers that power the retailer’s technology, including the artificial intelligence software it uses. 

From design to contracts, companies embrace AI tools

Even if you haven’t tried artificial intelligence tools that can write essays and poems or conjure new images on command, chances are the companies...
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