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PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS hosted its first-ever Workforce Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion summit Thursday.

PBN hosts first Workforce Excellence, Diversity & Inclusion summit

WARWICK – Unconscious bias, strategic diversification to include people of color and women as well as the roots of diversity and inclusion from how...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO and the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced another unemployment insurance tax rate reduction that will take effect at the start of the 2018 calendar year. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo announces UI reduction for 2018

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will lower unemployment insurance tax rates next year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Wednesday.The governor’s...

The importance of being urgent

The founder of a highly successful company was asked what it took to succeed. He answered: “The same thing it took to get started:...

Relax!

What are some ways you unwind outside of work? Exercise/active recreation 100% Reading 81.8% Spending time with friends and family 63.6% TV/internet browsing 54.5%Do you think technology has...
ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS filed in U.S. District Court in Providence, Richard D'Antuono of Cranston will plead guilty to charges that he embezzled between $250,000 and $550,000 from a plasterers and cement mason's union local. / PBN FILE PHOTO

DOJ: Union local business manager/finance secretary to plead guilty to embezzlement

PROVIDENCE – Richard D’Antuono of Cranston is expected to plead guilty to charges that he embezzled between $250,000 and $550,000 in funds from a...

Perspective can change everything

A woman hired a bricklayer to build a wall outside her upscale home. Talking with him while he worked, she was amazed to discover...

Rehearsals create empowered, engaged employees

One of the great things I learned while training as a young second lieutenant at Fort Benning, Ga., was the use of rehearsals. We...

A robot revolution is coming

Amid all the fear of robots taking human jobs, skeptical voices have been asking: Where are these robots? Machine-learning systems – commonly marketed as...

Going mobile

Do you use a mobile device to work while away from the office or your computer? Yes 100% No 0% Sometimes 0%Which of the following does your...
BUYOUTS: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s decision to offer about 1,000 public employees early-retirement buyouts has received criticism from former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, saying the buyouts could delay cost-of-living adjustments owed to retirees beginning in fiscal 2030-31. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Chafee fears buyout plan would delay COLAs

In an attempt to find savings in what’s become a challenging budget year, the state is offering about 1,000 public employees early-retirement buyouts.The offer...
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