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STAY A WHILE: Perks, including discounted travel packages, are among the company offerings available for Collette Vacations employees.

At Collette, travel is the culture

Usually employees who are invited to pack their bags would be a bad thing. But at Collette Vacations, it’s an opportunity to learn more...
PAYING ATTENTION: Banneker Industries spends effort – and money – to help employees enjoy a generous benefits package, as well as an accommodating workplace, including a newly designed training room. / Courtesy Banneker

A benefits package above and beyond

Outsourcing has become more common since the economic downturn, and Banneker Industries of North Smithfield is there and ready to help busy corporations with...
PRODUCING RESULTS: One way in which Kforce makes good on its promise to deliver “great people” to clients is by listening to employees via an online survey tool.

Comments, contests keep firm on top

Professional-staffing firm Kforce Inc. provides employees for technology, finance, government and other sectors. With offices in Providence, its motto is “Great People = Great...
ON THE RUN: The ShapeUp team gathers in its parking lot after the third annual Run, Rib, and Chug relay competition.

A passion for health shows

Since 2006, ShapeUp has taken knowledge on the successful dynamics of group behavior – and run with it – to foster healthier employees. “It...
THE FULL PICTURE: By tending to the
needs of employees outside the office,
The Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Co. helps workers be healthier, happier and more

Seeing employees as whole people

Part of fostering a work-life balance for employees includes offering resources when life’s problems overshadow the workplace. Things like drug dependency, financial challenges, caring...
ALL TOGETHER NOW: LFI uses peer recognition – an employee feedback loop – to help increase workplace engagement and excellence.

Improvement yields results

Smithfield-based contract-manufacturer LFI Inc. finds value in the very act of filling out the survey for Providence Business News’ Best Places to Work issue....
CONNECTION TO CAUSES: Alex and Ani donates 20 percent of sales from its Charity by Design collection to a charity. Staff gather at the company’s Cranston offices to mark fundraising for breast cancer. / Courtesy Alex And Ani

Going mobile adds to designer’s appeal

New hires at Cranston-based Alex and Ani Inc. are given tech tools they need to bring the office to them when they join the...
REACHING GOALS: Managing Partner of KPMG’s Providence office, Kristin Fraser, left, confers with Senior Manager Charlene Sweeney. The firm supports staff through a number of programs, allowing them to serve clients to the best of their abilities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Inclusionary efforts earn kudos

Audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP makes the workplace more streamlined for its 78 Providence employees in thoughtful, logical ways. These efforts include...
LOOKING GOOD: With discounted membership to a health club and on-site Weight Watchers program, Starkweather & Shepley staff stay in shape while helping clients do the same. / Courtesy StarKweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc.

Slim and strong an appealing option

When employees at the state’s largest independent insurance agency, Starkweather & Shelpley Insurance Brokerage Inc., wanted to slim down, they brought management on board....
FEEDING A NEED: BankNewport’s employees pitched in to collect more than three-quarters-of-a-ton of food for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank over the winter. / Courtesy BankNewport

Health is wealth at BankNewport

Consideration of employees’ well-being just may be the best investment a company can make. BankNewport’s programs include performance rewards, charitable endeavors and health initiatives....
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PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS has named 52 honorees in its 2018 Best Places To Work competition.



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