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Insperity promotes John Kelly to district manager of new district office...

Insperity promoted John Kelly to district manager of its new Providence office, located at One Citizens Plaza, Suite 630, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903. He...

It’s time to take actions to improve career path

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to pause and look for career advice, no matter your age or stage...

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”...

Flexible work hours could widen income gap

Companies from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to Monsanto Co. have gotten serious about making work more flexible. Thanks to apps and gadgets, you can...
NEEDING MORE: R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott R. Jensen says the new federal overtime rule for salaried employees, while an improvement, doesn’t reflect “modern realities.” 
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Does new federal overtime rule go far enough for salaried workers?

An additional 1.3 million U.S. workers – including tens of thousands in Rhode Island – will be eligible for premium overtime pay now that...

Your employee handbook might need a rewrite

Employee handbooks are valuable resources in the workplace. In addition to outlining a company’s mission, values and benefits, a handbook also contains policies and...

It’s not only younger workers who want flexible hours

The problem with younger workers today, I’m often told, is that they’re entitled. Today’s 20-somethings expect flexible hours, big raises and short commutes. They...
CULTURE CONSULTANT: Stephanie Chamberlin specializes in talent recruitment, retention and workplace culture issues for smaller- to medium-sized companies that don’t have their own human resources ­department. 
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She’s versed at easing clients’ HR pain points

Stephanie Chamberlin’s strengths lie in recruiting talent, keeping talent and building cultures for companies via her Providence-based talent acquisition and human-resources consulting group, PINCH...
ADDED BENEFIT: Jacques Afonso, manager of community and customer management with National Grid Rhode Island, speaks with Jennifer Bray, senior program manager for corporate communications. Afonso has taken advantage of National Grid’s partial student-loan repayment benefit to help pay back $60,000 in loans after graduating from Suffolk University in 2009.
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Loan repayment helps employers compete

Jacques Afonso, a manager of community and customer management for National Grid Rhode Island, had worked for the utility for almost a decade when...

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