Status Labs is an Austin, Texas-based online reputation management firm. Founded by Darius Fisher in 2012, they arrived during a time of substantial growth in online social media, and a time when many users were still unaware of the potential dangers associated with putting their entire lives online.
As the consequences of such activities began to become clearer and clearer, companies like Status Labs stepped in and helped businesses combat the negative reputation that some of them were acquiring because they found themselves unable to properly maintain their image across the entirety of the internet. They’ve helped more than a 1,000 businesses turn their reputations around.
Recently, however, Status Labs found themselves facing the very problem that their clients came to them with.
Status Labs co-founder Darius Fisher recently spoke about an ironic problem that his company faced as Status Labs came under fire by some online users over the nature of their services and the negative actions of a recent executive that threatened to undo the company’s works.
In response to this, Status Labs decided to open themselves up to the world by letting everyone know that their employees were also upset by the actions in question. To help emphasize their stance on the matter, Status Labs uploaded a staff photo along with their public statements in order to put a face on the company that typically based their reputation on their services.
Following that, Status Labs decided to look inwards by focusing on improving the quality of their employees’ lifestyles via implementing stock options, catered lunches and expanded employee outings. Not only that, but the company took greater steps to ensuring that their future hires fit into perfectly to the new environment they were fostering.