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"Match.com for the employer and job seeker" is the way Chris Shepherd, founder of The Guide, describes his online employment portal. The Web-based platform, www.jointheguide.com, does not rely upon keyword searches within resumes the way … more
Employee bonus plans can be tricky. Unless all the i's are dotted and t's crossed, the Internal Revenue Service can impose penalties, some quite substantial. While the IRS has issued several rulings that may cast doubt upon the … more
Compensation costs among private industry employers in New England averaged $37.12 per hour in December, 19 percent higher than the national average of $31.32 per hour, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Whether companies try or not to budget for major storms that shut down commerce, those reached on Jan. 28, the day after blizzard Juno’s biggest punch landed across the region, say predicting major weather events remains an art that, when it is accurate, enables companies to adjust more readily. more
As a researcher for the College & University Research Collaborative, Jonathan Harris, an assistant professor of design at Johnson & Wales University, is exploring whether bike paths and mass transit in the state cater to millennials – or should. more
The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co. said Thursday that it will distribute a $2 million dividend payment among its 12,100 policyholders. more
When hiring an employee, a company might choose to create a contract that outlines the expectations, hours, wages, benefits and other terms of employment related to the position. A contract employee might work for a defined period of time, from a few weeks to a few years. more
Cindy Laughlin, president of Recruiting Specialists, was recently elected to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Laughlin began her career as an executive recruiter for a search firm that specialized in retail. After acquiring ownership of the firm in 1993, Laughlin built Recruiting Specialists into the talent-acquisition firm that it is today. Recruiting Specialists focuses on many facets of the retail industry, including big box and luxury retail. Outside of the office, Laughlin is also very active in the community. She was previously the president (and now the chairwoman) of Justice Assistance. She is also the education chairwoman for the Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services, as well as a trustee of the Providence Performing Arts Center and she continues to support several of Rhode Island’s nonprofit organizations. more
Megan Fischer is serving as interim executive director of the Providence Children’s Museum following the recent departure of a longtime predecessor, a role succession planning helped cultivate. more
A strengthening economy has allowed some Rhode Island business owners to let down their hair this holiday season and throw more-elaborate company parties, though others continue to seek less-conventional methods of celebration. more
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