Updated November 30 at 6:27pm


The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll



Does your company employ independent contractors for certain tasks?

• Yes – 88.9%

• No – 11.1%

What is most important to overseeing independent contractors?

• Clearly identifying individual tasks and timelines – 53.8%

• Engaging them in periodic face-to-face meetings – 23.1%

• Creating a shared vision and guiding principles – 19.2%

• Other – 3.8%

How do you usually communicate with independent contractors?

• Face-to-face meetings – 53.8%

• Email/phone – 46.2%

• Other – 0%

Do you find independent contractors need more or less effort to manage than existing staff?

• More – 38.5%

• Less – 34.6%

• About the same as regular employees – 26.9%


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