Workplace

Managing the pandemic

Does your company allow its employees to work remotely? Yes: 100% No: 0% What percentage of your employees are working from home during the height of the...
CVS HEALTH announced plans to fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles amid the COVID-19 pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

CVS plans to hire 50K, add benefits for employees during COVID-19...

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. plans to hire 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary employees in the United States in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,...
INCREASED DEMAND: Tony Folco is a sales manager at information-technology service company IT Support RI, which is now handling increased demand from clients who are taking their businesses remote. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

IT companies scramble to get virtual workplaces installed for clients

As companies across the state transition to remote work, information-technology service firms have been getting slammed with requests to set up the software, security...

Special mindset needed to work from home

Work-from-home mandates abound right now for office-based professionals in light of worldwide attempts to minimize germs and the impact of the coronavirus. Even in...

When to upgrade?

How often does your company upgrade its information-technology software and/or systems? It seems like we are constantly upgrading our technology: 50% About once a year: 13% About...
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Newport Restaurant Group appears to have recipe for success

Newport Restaurant Group CEO Paul O’Reilly cites the dynamic of employee ownership as playing a big part in his company’s success in cultivating creative...
THE FABRICATOR: Deb Semple established Teddy Bearskins Inc. after she started sewing outfits for her twins. The independent retailer has been in business for nearly 40 years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Independent retailer Teddy Bearskins shows no signs of wear and tear

When Deb Semple created Teddy Bearskins Inc. in 1983, her first store in the North Kingstown village of Wickford sold handmade clothes. The tiny space,...

Jason Albuquerque: Check off these items during virus uncertainty

As businesses around the world prepare for continued uncertainty with the coronavirus, it is critical to have a business-preparedness checklist that spans all aspects...

Weil: Fewer OSHA inspectors is a dangerous matter

In many industries, such as construction, transportation, warehousing and health care, the workplace is dangerous. In 2018 alone, 5,250 workers died on the job. In...

Philanthropy and your company

Does your company customarily donate to a charitable cause or participate in a philanthropic initiative? Yes: 100% No: 0% What kind of charitable organization does your company...

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