Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Management
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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
Increasing numbers of small businesses are not offering employer-provided health insurance due to the high costs. At the same time, Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) has made it easier and cheaper for most individuals to buy their own insurance via the new health care exchanges. more
We’ve all been in situations where we struggle with helping someone understand something. Usually we take a breath and utter (either aloud or to ourselves) “let me see how I can explain this.” This situation is an example of the curse of knowledge. more
Rather than trying to predict the increasingly volatile price of energy, some Rhode Island businesses are saying ‘no’ to National Grid’s fluctuating prices and entering into predictable, multiyear contracts with other energy suppliers. more
Selling is part of running almost any small business. But small-business owners aren’t necessarily skilled in the art of sales, nor do they always keep up on the latest selling techniques. more
(Updated, 2:25 p.m.) Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., private college presidents earned well under the million-dollar mark in 2012, according to a new report by the Chronicle of Higher Education. more
Ann-Marie Harrington, founder and CEO of Embolden, took risks to start her own business 17 years ago, but didn’t ask for help as she grew that company. 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
The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries. 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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