You found the right candidate for your role; they’re charismatic, intelligent, and a go-getter. Just to make sure you hire an outside vendor to run a background check for any prior arrests, motor vehicle accidents or low credit scores. Now what? Once the background check comes back clean do you extend an offer letter or do you go a step further and check their social media accounts? Answer: extend the offer letter and save yourself some time and money.
Major brands such as Facebook, Volkswagen, Starbucks, and most recently Papa John’s have endured controversies that called into question their ethical practices. Those companies are only the latest to be exposed for problems that consumers and those knowledgeable about corporate culture often link with a lack of ethical standards at the highest executive level. This can cause an erosion in the public’s trust, which in turn eats away at a company’s bottom line. Research by Mintel revealed 56 percent of U.S. consumers stop buying from companies they believe are unethical, and it also showed that more than 60 percent of consumers think ethical issues are becoming more important.
Thirty-six percent (36%) of small businesses have an SEO strategy, and 38% more plan to invest in SEO in the future, according to a new survey from Clutch, the leadings B2B research, ratings, and reviews company.
Counterfeit products sold on the grey market can hurt the sales of authentic products and damage the brand through a poor customer experience. Major brands can now combat this threat through solutions that use Near Field Communications (NFC) tags connected to the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) to authenticate products as they move through the supply chain and distribution process to the consumer point of sale. At the same time, these solutions can also be used to protect the integrity of digital marketing and create new ways to engage with loyal customers.
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