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NEW ARRANGEMENTS: Newport Yachting Center Office Manager Leanne Arsenault, left, is no longer using her regular office desk. Now she greets visitors from a makeshift desk at the door with a plexiglass shield. At right is Carter Fisher, Newport Yachting Center dock master. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Office alternations: Pandemic reshaping the workplace as employees begin returning

The community candy dish in the office is gone. So is the team lunch, the over-the-desk conversation and people ­rushing into a crowded elevator. As...
DETERMINED: Community College of Rhode Island graduate David Mota is interviewing for a position as a vascular intervention radiographer at Rhode Island Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Health care students charging into action

David Mota puts his phone away to eliminate the temptation to touch it before he slips into a medical gown. Positioning his goggles just...
Nina Pande

Amid COVID-19, employers need to change hiring approach 

As Rhode Island begins kick-starting recovery efforts, employers need to start thinking about their hiring plans. More than 230,000 Rhode Islanders have filed for unemployment...
SMOOTH OPERATOR: Brown Medicine Chief Information Officer David Hemendinger implemented IT strategies in order to help improve workflow at the physician group practice. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Brown Medicine’s Hemendinger remains steadfast within fast-paced health care

C-SUITE AWARDS 2020 CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, LARGE PRIVATE COMPANY: Dana Alexander Nolfe | Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc. INSOMNIACS TEND TO be studious thinkers. They’re...

PBN C-Suite Awards 2020 special section

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CAREER COACH: Charise Wilson, owner of employment-services company Workforce Ready Solutions, helps clients identify their unique skills and talents through self-created aptitude tests and career coaching. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Job-hunting service suddenly in demand

When Charise Wilson launched her employment-services company last May, the state hit record-low ­unemployment. Most of Workforce Ready Solutions LLC’s initial clients were not laid...
CREDITABLE REFUSAL: Gregory Tumolo, an employment law attorney at Duffy & Sweeney Ltd. in Providence, says people who work for businesses considered nonessential can collect unemployment and refuse to come into work if they claim a lack of precautions in their workplace. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Legal issues raised over returning to work

Pama Brown lost her catering job of 13 years at Brown University right before the coronavirus crisis, and she’s been in no rush to...

Career path won’t be straight to top

Today’s graduates start their job search with a belief that they should enter their company or industry of choice immediately after graduation. At least...

WorkShare is option for R.I. businesses in crisis

During the COVID-19 crisis, many Rhode Island employers are struggling to improve cash flow without layoffs. WorkShare, an R.I. Department of Labor and Training...

Pants or no pants? Advice for the virtual job interview

If you score a virtual job interview in the middle of a pandemic, the initial euphoria of potential employment may soon be replaced with...

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