/Mystery Shopping

Orlando MSPA Convention – Orlando Sentinel Talks About Mystery Shopping

The Orlando Sentinel just did a piece on the Orlando MSPA Convention and the growth of mystery shopping. One of the biggest gatherings of companies providing mystery shopping services happens in Orlando. The piece in the Orlando Sentinel discusses the convention as well as the mystery shopping industry. T The writer of the piece, Kyle [...]

Working In A Gig Economy – Why Are People Choosing Gig Work?

You may have heard a lot of buzz about growth in the gig economy. More and more individuals are choosing to become independent contractors. A study by Intuit predicts that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers will become independent contractors. Why are more and more people choosing gig work? Gig work allows for a [...]

Independent Contractor or Employee: What’s the Difference?

Flexibility is undoubtedly the biggest attraction for an Independent Contractor. Gig workers have the ability to choose gigs based on their schedules, circumstances, and interests. Companies that bring on independent contractors often seek specialized services, such as someone to write reports or perform a website redesign. Gig jobs are done independently with very little (or [...]

3 Tips for Becoming a Successful Mystery Shopper

HS Brands International is Honored with Two Awards from the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA)

Each year, The Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA) honors customer experience providers that demonstrate exceptional leadership and show a strong commitment to the association. This year HS Brands International was honored with MSPA's Elite Award—awarded to guest experience providers that contribute a significant amount of time, energy, and resources to the association. HS Brands International was [...]

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Bamboozled: The job that could get you arrested

Mystery shopping gigs are real, but they’re also a common job title you’ll see when a scammer is looking for a victim. And now, fraudsters are giving this job scam a new twist. One that could land you in jail. But first, the real thing. Retailers will hire “mystery shoppers” to visit their businesses — [...]

Mystery Shopper: Real Deal Or Scam?

COLLIN COUNTY (CBS11 I-TEAM) – The next time you are out at public place, look closely at the person standing next to you or the one in front of you. He or she may be undercover getting paid to eat, shop, play or even sleep. Restaurants, stores, casinos and hotels will hire secret shoppers to come [...]

Mike Mershimer featured on MONEY with Melissa Francis

In case you missed Mike Mershimer, COO of HS Brands International, on the tv show MONEY with Melissa Francis on the Fox Network, July 3rd and 4th, please see the clip below. Mike Mershimer was talking about food fraud and what franchisors are doing to combat it in their industry, especially in the restaurant industry. [...]