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CEOs can only be as good as their C-Suite allows them...

Who are the highest-performing CEOs? The ones with the best people around them, in other words, the best C-Suite.For instance, without having a workforce...

Selle named HR Icon of the Year by OnConferences

BOB SELLE, chief human resources officer for Ocean State Job Lot, was recently named HR Icon of the Year by online business-resource organization OnConferences....
HEAVY SNOW and blizzard conditions as seen in Providence in a 2015 storm are not unusual in New England. How did your workplace deal with the March 3-4 storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on some parts of Rhode Island? / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

How did you deal with the snow storm on March 3-4...

While many schools were closed on Monday, March 4, as a result of the winter storm that hit the area, most businesses seemed to...
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Five Questions With Deanna Fidler

5Q: Deanna Fidler | Senior vice president, chief human resources officer, FM Global1. What are some of the functions of human resources that...
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Diversity & Inclusion Awards Program 2018

Cheryl Burrell, the Overall Diversity Champion in this, PBN’s inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Awards Program, says it best: “No longer should we waste time...
INCLUSIVE DISCUSSION: Shawmut Design and Construction Chief People Officer Marianne Monte, center, leads a discussion on diversity efforts with company employees. From left, clockwise are: Sarah Irving, project manager; Felicia Ingram, project administrator; Joubin Hassanein, director, interproject delivery; Morena Gomes, senior project accountant; Monte; Kirsten Woodbury, assistant project manager; Chris Maury, project executive; and Larry Adigun, assistant project manager. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Shawmut strives toward diversity in opportunities, training, partnerships

ARCHITECTURE / DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION Shawmut Design and ConstructionAs an employee-owned, profit-sharing company, Shawmut Design and Construction offers opportunities for diverse candidates to break...

A good ‘resource’

Do you feel your human resources department is effective? Yes: 80% No: 20%What kind of HR system does your company have? In-house: 90% Outsourced: 10% Other: 0% Our company does...
CITIZENS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION has partnered with LISC to grant $150,000 to support the Bridges to Careers program at the Genesis Center in Providence as well as create a "retention coach" position at the center. The grant was part of a three-city partnership between Citizens and LISC implemented in Boston, Providence and Philadelphia. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KELVIN MA

Citizens Charitable Foundation partners with LISC, donates $150K to Providence workforce...

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Charitable Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corp. have come together in Providence, Boston and Philadelphia to support education and training programs,...
RECOGNIZING ­OPPORTUNITY: ­Gilbane Building Co. Vice President and Rhode Island business unit leader John Sinnott is flanked by Christopher L. Calderon, left, and Edwin A. Montas at the company’s Providence headquarters, where Sinnott oversees much of the local recruitment efforts to better match the company’s workforce with the local community. 
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MARK S. MURPHY

In an industry coming up short on workers, opportunities await

The construction industry (along with many other sectors of the region’s economy) is falling short of filling job openings. Some firms find themselves turning...
THE PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS Summit and Awards Program on Diversity & Inclusion will be held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Dec. 5. The event will be the newspaper's first awards ceremony devoted to the topic.

Burrell leads honorees in PBN’s first Diversity & Inclusion Awards

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has announced seven organizations and one individual winner in its new Diversity & Inclusion Awards program, who will be...
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