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Used carefully, AI bots have their use in HR

Artificial intelligence bots are becoming increasingly popular across the internet. One of the most well-known AI bots is OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which has caught the...
Patricia Raskin

Be your own trailblazer

When media icon Barbara Walters passed away in December, I was taken by how her death impacted me. Walters was a pioneer in the...
Cinthia Beccacece Satornino

Dealing with ‘dark personality traits’ at work

Have you ever suffered through tales of greatness from a self-absorbed “friend” who reminds you of Michael Scott from “The Office” – and not...
NEW DAY: Rhode Island is now the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana use. The new law allows employers to prohibit marijuana use in the workplace but doesn’t define how to determine whether an employee is under the influence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO

Employers must set the standard for impairment under marijuana law

Once Massachusetts, then Connecticut legalized recreational use of marijuana by adults, local business leaders who have long opposed it knew Rhode Island would eventually...

Suddenly, the new U.S. union movement

In a result that could reverberate across the U.S., the independent Amazon Labor Union – first formed in 2020 by Chris Smalls, an

Can a company have too much talent?

In 2014, journalist Matt Taibbi resigned from First Look Media, at the time a fledgling news organization only 10 months old. According to news...
Laurie-Marie Pisciotta became executive director of the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island in March 2019. The Providence-based nonprofit promotes mental health through advocacy, education and policy development. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Prioritize staff mental health

Laurie-Marie Pisciotta | Mental Health Association of Rhode Island executive director Make no mistake: Living through a pandemic the past two years has taken a toll...

Cellphone bans in the workplace reexamined

Cellphones in the workplace can be a distraction – but they could also save your life. In the aftermath of a devastating tornado ripping through an
Eric Cormier

Personality put to the test in recruiting process

As the labor market becomes more competitive, the pressure to hire the right people and engage them within the company’s culture has amped up....
LISTENING TO BUSINESS? Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, says Statehouse negotiators on legislation legalizing recreational marijuana are looking to give Rhode Island businesses similar protections to maintain a drug-free workplace as Connecticut approved earlier this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Give business leaders a seat at the table on marijuana talks

Most business leaders are resigned to adult recreational use of marijuana becoming legal in the Ocean State, maybe as soon as next year. Much less...
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