Shoplifting in retail stores accounts for billions and billions of dollars around the globe. In the United States alone, annual shoplifting losses amount to $13+ billion.
Take a look at this NEW YouTube video from the Wall Street Journal to see what items are shoplifted most frequently in the United States.
To quote from our textbook (Marketing in the 21st Century): “In any marketing situation, ethical behavior based on honest and proper conduct (‘what is right’ and ‘what is wrong’) should be followed. This applies both to situations involving company actions that affect the general public, employees, channel members, stockholders, and/or competitors and to situations involving company dealings with consumers. For each ethically questionable issue, the person considers alternative actions, makes a decision, and acts accordingly. He or she then faces the consequences, which affect future decisions.”
Here is an interesting (and fun) video on the role of ethics when conducting research. Unfortunately, sometimes, research results are fudged because there is pressure to show a certain desired result.
You’ve spent a lot of time on your resume, right? And you’re really proud of it, right?
Then, you surely want to avoid these six careless errors cited by career coach Don Goodman for Careerealism:
- “You forget to update your contact information.”
- “You don’t provide enough details on your last job.”
- “You don’t update your skills or remove old certifications.”
- “You use abbreviations and acronyms only you may know.”
- “You keep adding to your resume, but you don’t remove irrelevant jobs.”
- “You name you resume file that you send out inappropriately.”
Click the image to read more about these mistakes.
Earlier this week, we posted about “What Happens to Our Privacy If a Company Is Sold?” The answer was pretty disconcerting!!
In this post, we are furthering the discussion by publicizing a very recent article How Many Times Has Your Personal Information Been Exposed to Hackers?” This article includes a a brief vulnerability quiz and many useful observations:
“Half of American adults had their personal information exposed to hackers last year alone. In a recent attack at the federal Office of Personnel Management, hackers stole the most sensitive personal data for 21.5 million people.”
“Answer the questions below to learn which parts of your identity may have been stolen in some of the major hacking attacks over the last two years and what you can do about it. Not all attacks are included here, and many attacks go undetected, so think of your results as a minimum level of exposure.”
Click the image below to take the quiz and to learn more about this important subject.