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I’m on vacation!

What time of the year do most of your employees take vacation? Summer: 94.74% Spring: 5.26% Fall: 0% Winter: 0%How much vacation time do your employees, on average,...
UNAP LOCAL 5098 announced that its members have "unanimously" approved a contract deal with Rhode Island Hospital. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

UNAP approves negotiated Rhode Island Hospital contract

PROVIDENCE – The United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5098 approved a five-year contract with Rhode Island Hospital late Wednesday night.The vote ends a...

Why don’t companies offer tenure?

Academia doesn’t pay that well. According to the American Physical Society, in 2013-14 a graduate with a doctorate in physics could expect to earn...

Workplace wellness programs benefit the healthy most

A number of studies have pointed to the potential benefits of workplace wellness programs – from increased gym use to decreased health care spending....

Veteran presence

Does your company currently have employees who are/were active military personnel? Yes: 66.67% No: 33.33%What level of priority do you give to hiring veterans or active...

‘Out’ for the day

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. 
 / COURTESY PARKINSON TECHNOLOGIES INC.

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...
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