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AVID ADVISER: Mary T. O’Sullivan offers coaching services through Encore Executive and Corporate Coaching in North Kingstown, an entity she founded after extensive experience in the corporate world.
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Sullivan is well-practiced in corporate coaching

All business owners look to stand out from their competition. But corporate executive coach Mary T. O’Sullivan is in an industry where the kind...

Emojis may cause :( in the workplace

As defined in the Oxford Dictionaries, an emoji is a “small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic...

Career setbacks: Are they helpful or hurtful in the long term?

How do early career setbacks affect our long-term success? Failures can help us learn and overcome our fears. But disasters can still wound us,...
NEEDING MORE: R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott R. Jensen says the new federal overtime rule for salaried employees, while an improvement, doesn’t reflect “modern realities.” 
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Does new federal overtime rule go far enough for salaried workers?

An additional 1.3 million U.S. workers – including tens of thousands in Rhode Island – will be eligible for premium overtime pay now that...

This looks like the start of a great time for labor...

The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage...

Your employee handbook might need a rewrite

Employee handbooks are valuable resources in the workplace. In addition to outlining a company’s mission, values and benefits, a handbook also contains policies and...

It’s not only younger workers who want flexible hours

The problem with younger workers today, I’m often told, is that they’re entitled. Today’s 20-somethings expect flexible hours, big raises and short commutes. They...
FRUSTRATION FACTOR: Brown Medicine rheumatologist Dr. Deepan Dalal, left, and David Hemendinger, the practice’s chief information officer, say the time-consuming process of filling out electronic medical records might be contributing to physician burnout. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Searching for a remedy for physician burnout

Doctor appointments are rarely fun, but the prospect of visiting with a rushed, curt physician only makes it worse.  So why are unsatisfactory interactions with...

Data show remote work pays off

IN 2018, for the first time, people who took public transportation to work in the U.S. had higher median earnings than those who drove...
THE REV. KENNTH R. SICARD will become Providence College's 13th president on July 1, 2020. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Providence College names Rev. Sicard as its next president

PROVIDENCE – Providence College announced Friday that the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard will become the college's next president when Father Brian J. Shanley steps...
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