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Long work hours a waste of time

In the sitcom “The Office,” a bumbling manager spends much of his time distracting the hapless employees of a paper company’s local sales branch....

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...

Data show remote work pays off

IN 2018, for the first time, people who took public transportation to work in the U.S. had higher median earnings than those who drove...
FLEX TIME: Yoga classes at Children’s Friend are popular among its employees. From left: Stacy Couto, Michele Yun, Nicole Esposito, Kim Samos and Edouard Latortue, in the background.
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Culture shift to wellness 
at Children’s Friend

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 150-499 EMPLOYEES #1: Children’s Friend CEO (or equivalent): David Caprio, CEO and president Number of employees: 380 For the past 185 years,...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, July 22, 2019

The state is stepping up enforcement of labor laws, but are the penalties for misclassification tough enough? Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears...
GETTING ALONG: Mary O’Sullivan, owner of Encore Executive and Professional Coaching in North Kingstown, said if a retreat focuses on how to improve teamwork, as an organization, the structure should be as small as possible because dysfunctional teams can still find common ground in a smaller setting. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Retreats can resolve workplace conflicts

Workplace dysfunction takes many forms. Conflicts between co-workers, or between manager and employees, are among the most common. Sometimes, they’re relatively hidden. They show up...

‘Grow with Google’ coming to PPL

To the Editor: Providence Public Library has always played a fundamental role in our community. Since the library’s doors first opened in 1878, we have...

Break time?

How long do you work each day before taking a break? 4-6 hours: 45.4% 1-3 hours: 27.3% I don’t take breaks: 27.3% More than 6 hours: 0% How long...

R.I. businesses wary of legalizing marijuana

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees millions of dollars in new state revenue from legalizing recreational marijuana use but business owners don’t want it to...

Workplace wellness programs benefit the healthy most

A number of studies have pointed to the potential benefits of workplace wellness programs – from increased gym use to decreased health care spending....
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