There are few who would argue that Seattle is as big in tech as San Francisco or New York, but many budget-conscious startups are going there because of the high-level of talent and the lower wages than their better-known counterparts.
If there’s anything we’ve learned about social media over the last few years, it’s that most businesses aren’t doing it right, but those who “get it” are hitting home runs.
There’s no other way to say it. This infographic by our friends at GetSatisfaction brings it into perspective nicely for us.
Between Google+ and every other social network created this year, the choices have expanded dramatically for businesses to be able to communicate with their customers and clients. Email is still valid and probably will be for a while despite challenges facing the medium, but social media is the one that’s on the rise.
The social media world has turned into a venue where really upset people who used to never really have a voice now have a way to make your company suffer for making them upset. Customer service may have always been technically important, but today it is amplified by the power of “word of click“.
Perhaps the only thing in business more painful than looking for a job is finding someone to fill a position. Getting hired is hard, but hiring can be even worse. It’s normally easier for an applicant to know what they’re getting into when applying for a job than for the business to know what they’re getting when looking at people.
Social media can help.