‘Mystery shoppers are [independent contractors] paid to act like regular, everyday shoppers and provide feedback on their experience with a company. To get started, just sign up with mystery shopping companies in your area, choose your assignments, and start shopping. Read more
Congratulations to BARE International for earning Elite Company status from Mystery Shopping Professionals Association Americas. This will be the record seventh consecutive year BARE has earned this prestigious title. Read more
‘Disengaged employees cost US organizations an estimated $450 to $550 billion a year, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Survey. Many organizations try to improve employee engagement by throwing money at the problem — offering free food, free beer and other perks to improve employee satisfaction scores. But employee engagement is not about pool tables at the office or ice cream breaks in the afternoon — and it’s not just an HR issue.’ Here, BARE shares an article by Melissa Henley for CMS Wire on how to solve employee experience problems with customer experience skills. Read more
‘There’s no denying the impact of COVID-19 on all areas of everyday life. Retailers and other companies are adjusting their approaches to capitalize on a new way of consumer life—focusing on health and safety, staying home and finding creative ways to shop.’ BARE shares an article by Blake Morgan for Forbes with 25 trends inspired by COVID-19 that show the long-term impacts of the pandemic. Read more
‘Consumer electronics like phones or laptops are now essential medical technology, as doctors visits have transitioned from medical offices to your home. Via, of course, video live-streaming. “Vonage drives virtually all of the major telehealth providers throughout the world,” says CEO Alan Masarek recently on the TechFirst podcast. “And we’ve seen literally in the last month a 2,000% increase in video usage in the telehealth vertical.”’ BARE shares an article by John Koetsier for Forbes Consumer Tech on the unprecedented increase in telehealth and online video usage as industries shift into digital adoption amongst COVID-19.
“Sharing is caring.” A familiar phrase to virtually everyone as we use it almost daily! Here at BARE, we believe that one of the ways we improve and grow is through the sharing of knowledge and experience.
Our team at BARE International is always looking for new ways to improve our services for you! In this quick update, we will introduce new features and share a few tips to make your evaluator experience more enjoyable! So what’s new? Read more
We had a unique feedback late last year coming in through a health & fitness client with whom we are running a monthly mystery shopping program – a couple of their stakeholders (franchise owners) had requested to be excluded from the program.
Reason provided? They have been performing consistently well all year long. Read more
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
“I’d be a bird, to be able to fly”, that was Sylvain’s answer, one of our evaluators and the first person that BARE has ever sponsored.
But he is not the typical person that you might see in a 9 to 5 job; he’s a photographer, a traveler, and motocross rider in his free time.
Born and raised in France, he started to work on his first passion -photography- at the age of 22. Doing photography is one thing, being able to visit places like St. Tropez and the south of France for a ‘job’ is a whole other thing.
His persistency and an opportunity allowed him to move to the UAE, where he continued his career in photography and joined our team as n evaluator. Sylvain was a motocross rider in his spare time, from the time he was living in the south of France and BARE’s sponsorship allowed him to go to his first race, the Emirates Desert Championship where he came in 14th place out of 52 participants, which is a great outcome for a non-professional rider.
“Bare International made me appreciate the race as well …. With the motivation of the sponsorship you can put yourself in the race and you have a good motivation. If you do it by your own, it’s always a little bit about your ego and pushing limits and sometimes reaching your limits means hurting yourself”
What’s on your bucket list?
Do a whole championship.
What´s the best gift you’ve ever received?
When I got the age to have a car, my father bought me a Volkswagen van because at the time I like to carry a lot of things with me and inspire me to live a free ride life.
Do you still have it?
Actually, my father has it in France and he is restoring it.
What’s one thing you wish you knew when you were younger?
To learn everything I could.
Notes: Sylvain is currently living in Los Angeles, California. He has moved there by love (aren’t we all?). He’s still part of our evaluators’ team and told us that “When you are an evaluator you have to find The Good Purpose, sometimes is the money (which is a good purpose) but it could be anything, it could be the experience, moving out, meeting new people, develop your writing skills…”