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Human Resources
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Cindy Laughlin, president of Recruiting Specialists, was recently elected to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Laughlin began her career as an executive recruiter for a search firm that specialized in retail. After acquiring ownership of the firm in 1993, Laughlin built Recruiting Specialists into the talent-acquisition firm that it is today. Recruiting Specialists focuses on many facets of the retail industry, including big box and luxury retail. Outside of the office, Laughlin is also very active in the community. She was previously the president (and now the chairwoman) of Justice Assistance. She is also the education chairwoman for the Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services, as well as a trustee of the Providence Performing Arts Center and she continues to support several of Rhode Island’s nonprofit organizations. more
(Updated, 2:25 p.m.) Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., private college presidents earned well under the million-dollar mark in 2012, according to a new report by the Chronicle of Higher Education. more
Megan Fischer is serving as interim executive director of the Providence Children’s Museum following the recent departure of a longtime predecessor, a role succession planning helped cultivate. more
A strengthening economy has allowed some Rhode Island business owners to let down their hair this holiday season and throw more-elaborate company parties, though others continue to seek less-conventional methods of celebration. more
Rhode Island broke ground in 2013 when lawmakers approved a Temporary Caregiver Insurance program with the most expansive employee-disability and family leave benefits in the country. more
A task force made up of six state agencies has established an anonymous tip line to report allegations of misclassification of workers as independent contractors instead of as employees. more
In a decade that has seen too many layoffs and company closings, job security may well be among the best things about working at Amica Mutual Insurance Co. more
A father’s dying words propelled Emily S. Harrington toward becoming the entrepreneur she’d always wanted to be. more
When hiring an employee, a company might choose to create a contract that outlines the expectations, hours, wages, benefits and other terms of employment related to the position. A contract employee might work for a defined period of time, from a few weeks to a few years. more
In a letter on her company’s website, Emily Harrington, CEO of staffing firm Qualified Resources International, said she decided to launch the newest incarnation of Qualified Resources after selling the original in 2009 because she “understood every facet of the business.” And seeing as the 4-year-old Cranston-based Qualified Resources is not only on Providence Business News’ list of fastest-growing companies – but also up a spot from last year – that statement seems to be proven true. more
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