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Five Questions With George Charette

5Q: George Charette | President and CEO, Pawtucket Credit Union1. 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...

A happy new year?


What kind of revenue growth do you predict for your company in 2019? Moderate growth: 78.6% Remain the same: 21.4% Significant growth: 0% Loss of revenue: 0%Will your...

Looking back and forward

Was 2018 a good year for your company? Yes: 85.7% Remained about the same: 14.3% No: 0%Was company performance stronger for your business this year than last...

Report: Many Rhode Islanders can’t make ends meet

PROVIDENCE – Two-thirds of single-parent families and large numbers of other Rhode Islanders don’t earn enough to cover basic expenses, according to a report...

Finding a good deal

Did you shop on Black Friday or during Small Business Saturday? No: 62.5% Yes: 37.5%How soon do you begin holiday shopping? November: 50% Early December: 25% Last minute: 25%Where...
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