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Rhode Island and Massachusetts rank among the best places for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals to work, according to an XpertHR report released Thursday. more
Alex and Ani LLC CEO Giovanni Feroce has left the company, according to a release issued Thursday afternoon, leaving founder and creative director Carolyn Rafaelian to assume the role of interim CEO while the board of directors conducts a search for a replacement. more
By 5 a.m. some mornings, Jessica Silver Wood is at Caliente Mexican Grill preparing fresh chicken and steak, as well as guacamole, salsa and salad dressing from scratch. more
As a lawyer who focuses on social media issues, I am often asked whether employers should “block” their employees from accessing Facebook during working hours. These employers are concerned that their employees are wasting time online, engaging in inappropriate online behavior and exposing their companies to liability. more
These days when you register at a five-star hotel, you’ll likely be asked a lot of personal questions. Will you be bringing a child? How old? What kind of car do you drive? Do you have a pet? Can you send us your pet’s picture? more
Jeffrey Deckman began learning real-world lessons required to hold down a job and advance as a teenager. more
Though most would rather dangle a carrot than wield a stick, more businesses are moving toward a tough-love approach to corporate-wellness programs, with employees who don’t participate facing higher health-insurance premiums and other financial penalties. more
Fran L. Giatas was recently selected as the 2013 Administrative Professional of the Year by the Providence chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Giatas is employed as the executive assistant to the president of Care New England Health System, and in the past was the senior executive assistant to the president of Butler Hospital. She has served 31 years in high-level leadership positions, acting as the prime contact for board trustees and corporation members in both roles. Giatas joined IAAP in January 2011 and has since assisted on various committees and served as treasurer and chair of the bylaw committee. During her tenure with the chapter, she has been designated as a member of excellence and has also received the “be the best” award from the New England district director of IAAP. Giatas holds the certified administrative professional designation. more
There’s no point telling Brenda Brock that the number of small businesses in Rhode Island has declined over the past few years as they’ve succumbed to state and national economic pressures. more
Only about one of every 10 businesses started will reach a 10th anniversary and most failures happen within the first few years. Lots can go wrong: an ill-conceived business idea, poor planning or execution, bad business model, lack of capital, ineffective leadership and poor location, among others. more
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