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Does your company hold company outings? Yes: 82.35% No: 17.65%How often does your company hold outings? Once per year: 60% Once every few months: 20% Never: 20%What kind of...

U-Haul makes getting active a part of doing business

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #5. U-Haul International CEO (or equivalent):Edward J. Shoen, chairman and president of AMERCO (holding company owner of U-Haul International) Number...

Lifespan takes holistic angle toward healthy staffers

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #6. Lifespan Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, CEO and president Number of employees: 14,791As Rhode Island’s largest...
TO THE BEAT: Collette Travel Services offers a company health class with a rock-drumming theme, branded “Pound,” during which employees work out to rock music with drumsticks. From left: Anissa Doradoux, program coordinator; Hannah ­Beatrice, staff accountant; Kelsie Marchetti, product manager; Cheryl Shaw, director of program operations; and Phyllis Shields, benefits manager.
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Collette pursues holistic wellness for employees

Healthiest Employees: 150-499 Employees | #1. Collette Travel Services Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Daniel J. Sullivan Jr. Number of employees: 486Employees of Collette Travel Services Inc....
TAKING A STAND: Parkinson Technologies offers many initiatives to encourage a healthy lifestyle among its workers, including access to standing desks. Taylor Fortier, sales applications engineer, works at his standing desk in the company’s Woonsocket office. 
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Parkinson Industries delivers wellness message loud and clear

Healthiest Employees: 2-149 Employees | #1. Parkinson Technologies Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Peter Termyn, CEO and president Employees: 98Woonsocket-based Parkinson Technologies Inc. makes web-processing systems...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Wednesday a plan to help Rhode Islanders in recovery land jobs and skills training opportunities through a $4 million, federally-funded initiative. Rhode Island College President Frank D. Sanchez, left, will co-chair an ad-hoc committee to generate guidelines which local businesses can follow to be known as "recovery friendly." / COURTESY

New initiative to match Rhode Islanders in recovery with jobs

PROVIDENCE - In an effort to reach Rhode Islanders in recovery and match them with open jobs and skills training opportunities, on Wednesday, Gov....
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Five questions with Stephanie Huckel

Stephanie Huckel | Senior global manager, diversity and inclusion, International Game Technology PLC1. For six months, you’ve served as IGT’s senior global program manager,...

Dads, your time off past due date

It’s 2018 and much of the world is still trying to justify why fathers matter.The U.S. doesn’t federally mandate parental leave of any sort,...

Communication is key to succeed in business

Several years ago, a seasoned plumber wrote to the U.S. Bureau of Standards promoting a new procedure for cleaning pipes. The bureau replied: “The...
HEIGHTENED INTEREST: James Fowler Jr., second from left, vice president for enrollment management at Salve Regina University in Newport, meets with students Tim Mentor, left, a sophomore majoring in political science; Mohammad Meraay, standing right, a junior majoring in marketing and business; and Santiago Durango, a junior majoring in political science. Fowler says prospective students and parents are more interested in how alumni fare with job placements than they were 10 years ago.
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Measuring college success in job placement

When choosing a college, students may focus on the experience they’ll have for the next four years of their life. But increasingly they and...
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