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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...
PANELISTS participating in Providence Business News' virtual summit on getting back to business address the issues that employees and employers face in their return to the workplace as COVID-19 dissipates.

PBN summit: Communication, transparency, goodwill key to reopening workplaces

Reopening workplaces as states allow it and as COVID-19 fades will be a delicate process heavily dependent on expert guidance, excellent communications and transparency...
A NEW VENTURE: (add)ventures moved into new office space at 20 Risho Ave. in East Providence in early January, modernizing a former call center into an innovative, collaborative workspace. / COURTESY (ADD)VENTURES

What do you miss the most about working in your office...

After several weeks of working from home, some workers may have trouble remembering what parts of their corporate offices and workplaces look like. There are,...

Rules for respect

Thomas Jefferson arrived alone on horseback at a hotel in Baltimore and asked for a room. The landlord of the hotel, named Boyden, looked...

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.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

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...

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