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Diversity and inclusion

Does your company offer any formal diversity and inclusion programs? No: 57% Yes: 43% What programs does your business offer its employees? (Select any that apply) Professional-development workshops:...
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Q&A Debra Bedrosian

Debra Bedrosian | Cooley Group vice president, human resources and social responsibility Technical textile and geomembrane manufacturer Cooley Group has worked throughout the pandemic, including...
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Q&A: Jim Deslandes

Jim Deslandes | Deslandes Construction owner and president Deslandes Construction owner and President Jim Deslandes has spent 40 years in his family business. The Warwick-based...

Hiring as an indicator

Has your company hired any new workers since May? Yes: 71% No: 29% How many new hires have you added during that timeframe? Less than 10 employees: 29% We...
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...
ADDED BENEFIT: Luis Melo, a chef in the campus cafeteria at the Citizens Bank headquarters complex in Johnston, takes pizza out of the oven. The oven is one of several amenities the bank has included at the campus to help retain current employees and recruit new ones. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

In banking industry, tasty perks part of recruitment

Amid record-low unemployment levels, competition posed by Boston and New York, and a rapidly aging workforce, Rhode Island financial institutions are searching for the...

Age discrimination is bad for bottom line

Of all the kinds of employment discrimination, hiring younger workers in preference to older ones earns the least public condemnation. That’s a growing problem,...
Ryan O’Reilly

What senior executives can do to attract a better quality workforce

Given the competitive and intense environment of attracting and retaining high-quality talent, the onus is on business leaders to improve. Usually, when we talk “talent”...
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Q&A: John Sinnott

John Sinnott | Gilbane Building Co. vice president and Rhode Island business unit leader A college intern at Gilbane, John Sinnott took a short detour...

Thanks, but no thanks

Have potential employees declined offers to work at your company recently? Yes: 58.3% No: 41.7% Have potential employees disclosed why they declined the offer? Yes: 80% No: 20% What were...

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