It turns out, sexual misconduct really is everywhere. According to recent claims. staffers for U.K. NGO Oxfam supposedly paid vulnerable people for sex while delivering humanitarian aid to Haiti in 2011. Setting aside the actual and disgraceful sexual misconduct – which appears to be as common in charities and NGOs as in other industries – the ‘Oxfam lesson’ reinforces the prime governance maxim.
It all started in 2006, when claims by Birmingham City Council workers for equal pay were first filed. Home carers and school dinnerladies claimed they were doing equal work with binmen and road cleaners, but were on lower rates of pay. Carers and dinnerladies, of course, are generally female workers, while binmen and road cleaners were largely male employees. That case took six years to settle, with compensation eventually being paid in 2012.
At the same time as tightening rules for independence for both non-executive directors and chairmen, and asking for a little more give in the area of “explain” when companies don’t comply, the Financial Reporting Council’s recently proposed revisions to the Corporate Governance Code seeks to regulate company culture. More specifically, the proposed code—which is much streamlined compared to the current version—is broken down into Principles and Provisions, with associated Guidance.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".