Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Human Resources
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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
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
Preventure offered the right product at precisely the right moment, and the result has been boom times for the Coventry-based business. more
In January 2013 Exeter Job Corps, a residential training facility for at-risk, young adults, was forced to close one of three dormitory wings as the federal government froze enrollment across the board for programming at 125 outlets nationally. Its future, like prospects for many of the young people who turn to the program, was in doubt. more
Fire on the Water is the name of the dragon-boat team from 212 Health and Performance that has a healthy mix of paddlers for one of the fitness center’s popular corporate outings – the Chinese Dragon Boat Races on the Pawtucket River that were held Sept. 6. more
Local, national and global companies that offer corporate team building in Newport see the waterfront city as a spectacular backdrop to activities intended to improve communication and teamwork. more
Christine Cunneen, of Hire Image LLC, was named 2014-15 chair of the board of directors of the National Association of Background Screeners. Cunneen began her career as a CPA for major companies, such as Barnes and Noble and ING. While she was pursuing her MBA, she had an accounting client for an investigative company. The company had noticed a demand for employment screening and Cunneen’s business proposal landed her a position as CEO to lead the employment-screening market. She later became the co-founder of Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening, employment-verification and drug-testing company. more
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