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Back to the workplace?

Is your company planning to have most or all of its employees return to the workplace this year? Yes: 60% No: 20% Unsure: 20% How much of your...

Should Rhode Island businesses offer employees on-site COVID-19 tests?

The state has begun distributing rapid COVID-19 tests to employers, in an effort to ramp up to 25,000 tests a day statewide. Manufacturers are among...

Time to get a plan, any plan

Over eight months ago, with haste and necessity, workers and organizations across the globe were thrown into “the great remote work experiment.” What was arguably...

Avoiding HR pitfalls during COVID-19

As Rhode Island business leaders balance the desire to safely return to the workplace with efforts to keep the organization running smoothly, a resurgence...

Pandemic uncertainty

Has your company planned for different pandemic scenarios? Yes: 80% No: 20% Which pandemic scenario do you feel is imminent? A prolonged, uncertain recovery: 80% A muted and sufficient...

Here’s how to prevent PTO stockpiling

When employees stockpile their paid-time-off hours, it can lead to a host of negative implications, including low employee morale, decreased productivity and a burden...
SOME BREATHING ROOM: Collection specialist Dosha Bogosian works in a sparsely populated office at XRA Medical Imaging in Cranston. While XRA’s diagnostic services have remained open for months, more of the administrative workers have returned but are keeping their distance from one another.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Near-empty offices show pandemic’s economic effects are widespread

Less-congested morning commutes and near-empty city parking lots are among the most visible signs that workers have not returned to their offices in large...

The bright side

Has your company found silver linings amid the pandemic? Yes: 85.7% No: 14.3% What silver linings has your company found? (Select any that apply) We have found new...

Hard choices ahead for working parents

Millions of American families are finding themselves in a jam, with their jobs requiring them to return to work on-site and plans from their...

Tech helping you keep distance in workplace, but what about privacy?

As we emerge from the coronavirus lockdown, those of us who still have a workplace may not recognize it. Businesses, eager to limit liability...

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