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PROVIDENCE – Brown University has earned the 2014 Seal of Distinction from World at Work’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress. more
Coroners in London are preparing to investigate two apparent suicides as unexpected deaths by finance workers around the world have raised concerns about mental health and stress levels in the industry. more
Much of the recent controversy over the funding for Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange, Healtsource RI, misses the point of how the exchange fits into a larger vision of health care reform. Hopefully, the bold reform initiative just submitted to the General Assembly by the stakeholder advocacy group HealthRIght (of which I am chairman) will lend some perspective to the reform effort in our state. more
Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England inched downward in December, dropping 8 cents per hour to an average of $34.40 per hour, but remained the highest in the U.S., according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Wednesday. more
Rhode Island placed No. 10 in a study that ranked the 10 U.S. states with the highest percentage of top-rated 401(k) retirement plans. more
Christine Cunneen, of Hire Image LLC, was named 2014-15 chair of the board of directors of the National Association of Background Screeners. Cunneen began her career as a CPA for major companies, such as Barnes and Noble and ING. While she was pursuing her MBA, she had an accounting client for an investigative company. The company had noticed a demand for employment screening and Cunneen’s business proposal landed her a position as CEO to lead the employment-screening market. She later became the co-founder of Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening, employment-verification and drug-testing company. more
Most business owners are acutely aware that every penny they spend on what might be considered nonessentials is one cent that’s not being invested back in their business, whether it’s flying three executives from New York City to Chicago to meet with a prospect, or flying 100 executives from New York to Frankfurt to attend a major pharmaceutical conference. more
Falling interest rates have reduced the ability of U.S. corporate pension plans to fund their obligations to the lowest this year, according to the Bank of New York Mellon Corp. more
A half-dozen companies with significant operations in Rhode Island have made it onto DiversityInc’s 2014 list of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island may soon be joining the growing list of states moving to protect workers and students from intrusion by employers and schools into their personal social networking accounts. more
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