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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”...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...

Tips for aspiring IT pros

Looking for a full-time professional job, interviewing and evaluating your options can be daunting for recent college graduates. But with the proper preparation and...

The right fit?

What percentage of applicants that you have reviewed were underqualified for the position you were hiring for? 30 to 50%: 50% Our company does not consider...

Welcome back

Has your company in the past rehired a former employee? Yes: 78.6% No: 21.4% If your company has not, would you consider rehiring a former employee? Our company...
THE ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE estimates that nearly 20,000 workers in Rhode Island will see their wages increase when the minimum wage in the Ocean State goes from $10.10 to $10.50 per hour on Jan. 1 / COURTESY ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE

Is the increase in Rhode Island’s minimum wage going to have...

Rhode Island is one of 20 states that will increase its minimum wage in the new year, going from $10.10 an hour to $10.50...

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