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One-size layoff doesn’t fit all

The proposed merger between SunTrust and BB&T makes sense for both firms – which is why Wall Street sent both stocks higher on Feb....

Opening the chamber door

How many chambers of commerce is your company a member of? 1-3: 69.2% None: 15.4% 4-6: 7.7% More than 6: 7.7% Has being a chamber member been beneficial for...
RHODE ISLAND was given the distinction of being a state that is working toward innovative equality for LGBTQ citizens in the latest State Equality Index compiled by the nonprofit Human Rights Campaign Foundation. / COURTESY HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

R.I. scores well on LGBTQ equality index

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was designated as a state that is working toward innovative equality for LGBTQ citizens in the latest State Equality Index,...
THE DEADLINE to apply to participate in PBN's Best Places To Work Program is Feb. 22.

Application deadline for PBN’s Best Places To Work 2019 approaches

PROVIDENCE – The deadline to apply for the PBN Best Places To Work 2019 is approaching. Companies have until Feb. 22 to apply to the...
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Five Questions With George Charette

5Q: George Charette | President and CEO, Pawtucket Credit Union 1. Has the operations center been completed and have employees moved into the building yet?...

Financial advice

Which of the following is your primary source of financial advice? Accountant: 41.7% Financial planner: 25% Family members or friends: 16.7% The internet: 8.3% Your bank: 8.3% Books: 0% What do...

Staying power

How significant is your company’s turnover rate? Low: 54.5% Average: 45.5% High: 0% What is the average tenure of employees being with your company? 6-10 years: 54.5% 11-15 years: 18.2% More...

Coming to Rhode Island?

What size businesses are most needed in Rhode Island? Any-sized businesses: 53.9% Midsized businesses: 46.1% Small businesses: 0% Large corporations: 0% Which industries are most needed in Rhode Island?...

Only temporary to start?

Does your company use a temp-to-hire strategy to hire new employees? No: 53.9% Yes: 46.1% Does your company use a staffing agency to find temp-to-hire employees? Yes: 50% No:...

Bonus points

Does your company offer perks or incentives to employees? Yes: 100% No: 0% What kind of perks do you offer employees? (Select multiple) Flexible schedules: 70% Company outings for...
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