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Should employers scrap business cards?

    For many years, business cards have played an important role in the corporate world. When business people attend networking events, business cards allow them to easily share contact information rather than writing it down on a crumpled napkin. Aside from holding important contact information, business cards also serve as a promotional tool for businesses or company divisions. Yet, in an age where a large portion of professional communication is conducted online – via email or networking sites such as LinkedIn – should employers be keen to swap printed business cards for an eco-friendlier alternative? This is a debate that Dean Carter, HR, Legal, Finance and Shared Services at Patagonia, sparked on LinkedIn earlier this month. “Do we absolutely...

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