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Providence Business News Launches
2007 Best Places To Work In Rhode Island
Award Competition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The competition for a coveted spot on the 2007 list of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island has been formally launched. Nominations for these valuable awards are now being …

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The competition for a coveted spot on the 2007 list of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island has been formally launched. Nominations for these valuable awards are now being accepted online at www.bestplacestoworkri.com.

The Best Places to Work in Rhode Island program was created in 2006 and awarded annually. The 2007 Best Places competition is a public/private partnership among Best Companies Group, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Society of Human Resource Management, Cox Business Services and Providence Business News.

While making the list alone can be a prestigious honor, participating companies gain additional benefits. Each participant receives the results of both their employee statistical survey and their Workplace Practices Summary. The latter summary collects data on workplace philosophy, practices, systems, and demographics. Some general comparisons of a company's data to the rest of the field are also included. Most past participants have agreed that the information they receive after the process is nearly as valuable as finding them selves on the final list.

Designed to recognize three types of businesses, the program ranks small-sized, medium-sized and large-sized companies. A company's participation often leads to valuable and unique long term benefits for its marketing, corporate climate, and employee recruitment efforts.

To be eligible, participating companies must meet the following criteria:

* Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business

* Be a publicly or privately held business

* Have a location in Rhode Island

* Be in good standing with all agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island and for a list of the 2006 winners, please visit www.bestplacestoworkri.com or contact the Providence Business News at 273-2201.

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