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Dads, your time off past due date

It’s 2018 and much of the world is still trying to justify why fathers matter.The U.S. doesn’t federally mandate parental leave of any sort,...

Communication is key to succeed in business

Several years ago, a seasoned plumber wrote to the U.S. Bureau of Standards promoting a new procedure for cleaning pipes. The bureau replied: “The...
HEIGHTENED INTEREST: James Fowler Jr., second from left, vice president for enrollment management at Salve Regina University in Newport, meets with students Tim Mentor, left, a sophomore majoring in political science; Mohammad Meraay, standing right, a junior majoring in marketing and business; and Santiago Durango, a junior majoring in political science. Fowler says prospective students and parents are more interested in how alumni fare with job placements than they were 10 years ago.
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Measuring college success in job placement

When choosing a college, students may focus on the experience they’ll have for the next four years of their life. But increasingly they and...

The working poor need help

Bloomberg recently reported on some interesting new data from the Economic Policy Institute. The percent of Americans earning poverty wages – pay that would...

Build the right reputation

It always comes as a shock to find out that others see us quite differently than we see ourselves. More often than not, it...

Child’s play

Does your company offer employees child care programs? No: 90% Yes: 10%Does your company have a corporate partnership with a child care facility/program? No: 100% Yes: 0%What kind...

How to nip harmful outbursts in the bud

A young woman was waiting for her flight at a big airport, so she decided to buy a book to read and a packet...
SAFETY TRACKER: Gilbane Building Co. is piloting a safety device called a ­Spot-R, at work sites outside Rhode Island. It registers data on worker falls and allows management to identify where the injured worker is located. Paul Bechard III, an insurance account associate, demonstrates the device at the company’s Providence headquarters.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unions wary of safety technology piloted by Gilbane

Workplace falls can be deadly on construction sites. More commonly, they lead to lost time and productivity when workers are injured.Falls are the most...
A SCREENSHOT OF THE Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project. an interactive map that provides data on wages sortable by by occupation, age, region and that provides the ability to adjust for cost of living and income taxes. / COURTESY BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Brookings Institution: Median wage adjusted for cost of living and income...

PROVIDENCE – The median wage for a worker in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, when adjusted for cost of living, and federal and state...
THE HURRICANE SEASON has begun and insurance industry representatives are urging that business owners to strengthen their facilities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Business owners urged to prepare for hurricane season

PROVIDENCE – With three named storms in the first month of the Atlantic hurricane season, including one lurking this week off the Carolinas, now...
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