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Orange Tree Employment Screening Accelerates Momentum with Expansion of Senior Leadership Team

Orange Tree Employment Screening

Orange Tree Employment Screening, a technology-driven services company in the background screening industry, today announced that it has expanded its leadership team to include three new senior roles. Justin Jovle will serve as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), while Bridget George will be the new Vice President of Client Services, and Brooke Boeser will help guide company expansion as the new Vice President of Marketing. The new hires will help the company continue to accelerate its strong growth while delivering unparalleled client service. “Over the past 18 months, Orange Tree has grown significantly, both organically and through acquisition. To continue this growth, it is important to strategically expand our leadership team,” said Renee Ernste, CEO of Orange Tree. “We are not stopping here. We have expansion plans which require expertise to enable the successful integration of the companies we’ve purchased and to support future acquisitions.” In addition to growing via acquisition and new sales, Orange Tree recently released an innovative online buying experience which provides buyers new levels of choice and pricing transparency. Available to all businesses, the online platform is targeted to the midmarket and small business customer who wants help in choosing the best solution with full visibility to pricing previously reserved for only enterprise businesses. “The buyers’ preferences have changed, and we are delivering what today’s customer expects and deserves,” said Jeff Ernste, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “Customers want to buy solutions tailored to their needs, in a way and at a time that is convenient for them, and with full transparency to the pricing and terms of their program. We are delivering a solution which aligns precisely with their needs. “The strategic decision to bring in tested leadership and launch a game-changing online buying platform means that Orange Tree’s growth momentum is just beginning,” concluded Ernste. About Orange Tree Employment Screening For more than 30 years, Orange Tree has provided technology-enabled background screening, drug testing, and occupational health services that are fast, easy to use, and can be tailored to the unique needs of each employer. Orange Tree streamlines hiring decisions, integrates with HCM and ATS platforms, and empowers employers in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Retail, Staffing, and other major industries to quickly fill open positions while delivering an engaging candidate experience. Learn more at Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 Company Website

March 28, 2023 08:30 AM Central Daylight Time

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NAVEX 2023 Global Incident Management Benchmark Study Reveals Shifts in Workplace Culture and Reporting Trends

NAVEX Global

NAVEX, the leader in integrated risk and compliance management software, has released its 2023 Hotline & Incident Management Benchmark Report. The bellwether annual benchmark report provides valuable insight into the workplace culture of 52 million employees across 3,430 organizations, examining the trends of 1.52 million reports from across the globe. "We use NAVEX's annual benchmark report to help inform our risk management strategy," says FedEx Chief Compliance Officer Justin Ross. "As an industry leader, we do our best to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest incident reporting and risk management trends. The insight this report provides helps us do just that." “NAVEX has long been the gold standard for risk and compliance data analytics in the industry. This annual benchmark study is derived from the world’s largest incident reporting database by far,” says Carrie Penman, NAVEX chief risk and compliance officer. “Our expanded analytics in 2023 allowed for a deeper examination of the issues and behaviors that are most impactful to today’s workplaces. Chief among them is workplace civility, which is likely driven by increased societal tension generally.” This year’s analysis of the data revealed four key themes and several notable findings: Reporting at an all-time high, but reporters proceeded with more caution. This year’s analysis revealed the highest median level of Reports per 100 Employees (1.47) in the history of this report. Further, 21% of organizations received five or more Reports per 100 Employees, a positive finding. However, data also showed a return to higher levels of anonymous reporting (56%), indicating more reporter concern about providing their name. HR-related reports are still the majority, but more granular analysis reveals workplace stresses. The median organization had nearly 54% of its reports in the HR, Diversity & Workplace Respect category, up from 50% in 2021. Reviewing the reporting frequency across deeper issue types offers more insight into organizational stresses and behaviors – particularly an increase in workplace civility concerns involving abusive or disrespectful behavior. The data also shows the frequency of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and substance abuse reports in 2022 all increased. These metrics are important to watch as a measure of cultural health and potentially a measure of mental health risks. People want to talk live, but a written web-based report is more likely to be substantiated. While general communications modes move more to texting and instant messaging, this year's data shows an increase in telephonic helpline reports, from 31% in 2021 to 34% in 2022. Hybrid work models have made it easier for employees to make a telephone report from home and more challenging to report in person. However, more thoughtful written reports, submitted via the web, are more likely to be substantiated than phone reports. In 2022, the median Substantiation Rate for web reports was 39% compared to 33% for phone. Size matters – smaller organizations have higher reporting rates; mid-size companies are experiencing some challenges. The 2022 analysis reveals that smaller organizations with fewer than 2,500 employees registered the highest Reports per 100 Employees at 2.99. In contrast, the largest organizations, with over 100,000 employees, had a much lower rate of only 1.20 Reports per 100 Employees. Mid-sized companies with 2,500-49,999 employees had the lowest rate of all, with fewer than 1.0 Reports per 100 Employees. Organizations with 2,500 to 5,999 employees recorded the highest rate of anonymous reporting at 60%. "Data is at the heart of making smart decisions about risk management and spotting potential problems throughout the organization. This is particularly important for issues affecting workplace culture. NAVEX's integrated data platform provides industry-leading insights and a unique window into the performance of their risk and compliance program, which in turn helps them achieve the business outcomes that matter most," says A.G. Lambert, NAVEX chief product officer. Additional notable findings include: The frequency of bribery and corruption reports increased in 2022, as did product quality and safety reports. Conflicts of interest reporting dropped significantly but is still in the top five. Data privacy and protection also made the top five. While overall Substantiation Rates remained steady at 41%, the five issue types with the highest frequency of substantiation were: global trade (76%), imminent threat to a person or property (75%), environment (71%), Data privacy and protection (68%), misuse or misappropriation of assets (67%) and health and safety (65%). More than half of organizations have a median Case Closure Time under 30 days. The largest organizations had the shortest Case Closure Time. Notable, and perhaps concerning, is a median of 18% of cases were closed on the same day they were received. This finding indicates instances that may have been forwarded to a different department and resolved prior to complete resolution, implying that a case classified as "closed" for compliance does not necessarily denote closure for the organization. For more insights on the 2023 Incident Management Benchmark Report, join Justin Ross, FedEx chief compliance officer, Carrie Penman, NAVEX chief risk & compliance officer, and Anders Olsen, NAVEX senior data scientist, for an informative webinar where they will discuss the results of this year’s analysis in detail. Register here or, read our blog, Don’t Miss Out – World’s Leading Hotline Webinar & Report Released March 28. NAVEX is trusted by thousands of customers worldwide to help them achieve the business outcomes that matter most. As the global leader in integrated risk and compliance management software and services, we deliver solutions through the NAVEX One platform, the industry’s most comprehensive governance, risk and compliance (GRC) information system. For more information, visit and our blog. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Contact Details NAVEX Scott Levesque +1 617-388-5773 Company Website

March 28, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Lucy Scientific Discovery signs definitive agreement to acquire Wesana Health

Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc.

Lucy Scientific Discovery CEO Chris McElvany and Wesana CEO Dan Carcillo joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share news the company has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Wesana Health. McElvany tells Proactive more about the decision to acquire the company and more specifically about its psilocybin and CBD combination investigational therapy, SANA-013. Carcillo talks more about SANA-013 and the works they have been doing. He also talks about what his role will be on the Lucy management team. Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 604-688-8158

March 27, 2023 12:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Why Are People So Afraid of Root Canals?


Root canals tend to strike fear in people. Just thinking of the words are enough to terrify most of us. Root canal symptoms can be a pain. Choosing your root canal option doesn’t have to be. According to the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 2020, many people actually avoid root canals and further deteriorate the state of their teeth purely because they have misconceptions about the pain and treatment time associated with the procedure. However, root canal treatment can be extremely important – in fact, dental research shows that losing teeth can result in psychological distress due to lowered self-confidence, especially if the lost teeth are highly visible. To combat these fears and misconceptions, the GentleWave Procedure is a less invasive and less painful alternative to conventional root canal treatment. It is redefining standard treatment with a minimally invasive process that preserves tooth structure and promotes early healing. Focused on saving teeth, Sonendo is a commercial-stage medical technology company and the developer of the GentleWave System. According to a recent clinical trial, 99.5% of patients experienced minimal to no pain during the GentleWave Procedure with the addition of CleanFlow Technology. More than one million patients have received the GentleWave Procedure to date. Sonendo is leveraging its innovative technology to transform root canal therapy, making it simpler for clinicians and less invasive and almost pain-free for patients. For more information on the GentleWave System visit: GENTLEWAVE.COM Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

March 27, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Impact Biomedical Preparing A Potential Spinoff — What Does This Mean For Investors Of Holding Company DSS, Inc (NYSE American: DSS)?

DSS, Inc.

By Ernest Dela Aglanu, Benzinga Impact Biomedical, a biotechnology company focused on developing innovative treatments for a wide range of diseases and conditions and one of the key businesses in the DSS Inc. (NYSE American: DSS) portfolio, is preparing for a potential spinoff that could also have implications for the pharmaceutical industry at large. The success of this spinoff could present significant growth opportunities for the company. It looks to help expand the company’s ownership of a suite of antiviral and medical technologies, which was valued at $390 million in 2019 by Destum Partners, a global leader in investment and advisory services. The total global pharmaceutical market was estimated at $1.48 trillion in 2022 alone, and as the sector continues to experience an upward trend, Impact Biomedical could expect to see growth opportunities. But one may ask, what is the fuss about the company spinning off? A spinoff occurs when a company splits off a portion of its business into a separate company and distributes shares of the new entity tax-free to the parent company’s shareholders. Some prominent companies that have pursued spinoffs recently include 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). The good news is such a spinoff can increase Impact Biomedical’s valuation — and the value of DSS. In May 2020, Impact Biomedical revealed it had received a valuation of $933 million for a suite of technology from a different independent valuation firm. The valuation may go even higher, possibly presenting exciting opportunities for investors. Overall, the spinoff, which is still in the works, may enhance Impact Biomedical’s research leading to breakthroughs in the development of new treatments for a wide range of diseases, from cancer to infectious diseases. It is anticipated that it will enable the company to focus on its core research and development activities without any distractions resulting in faster innovation and more precise targeting of specific disease pathways. By establishing a new, independent company focused exclusively on its research and development efforts, the spinoff would enable Impact Biomedical to attract new funding and investment to pursue a more aggressive growth strategy as it continues to develop its cutting-edge technologies and groundbreaking research. The spinoff could warrant a close watch, especially as the company says it has established a reputation and loyal following among investors and healthcare professionals. DSS completed the acquisition of Impact BioMedical in August 2020. In September last year, the company dropped hints of the impending spinoff with reports suggesting that the company was expected to file an amended S-1. DSS said it aimed to IPO Impact Biomedical this year, with the valuation to be determined by the investment bankers and market demand. What could be exciting for shareholders is that the company plans to keep at least 50% of the spinoff entity, while shareholders will get a certain percentage. A number of shares will be newly issued to raise capital to support the growth of the newly public company. Since 2019, the company has embarked on a major transformation journey evolving into a multinational business operating within nine divisions with over 40 subsidiaries. The divisions and subsidiaries are meant to offer innovative, flexible, and real-world solutions that not only provide mutual benefits for businesses and their customers but also create sustainable value and opportunities for transformation; Impact Biomedical is an opportunity for an innovative biotech pure play, and DSS is a way to access Impact and other opportunities. The company has reported developing strong footings in biotechnology, product packaging, direct marketing, commercial lending, securities and investment management, alternative trading, digital transformation, secure living and alternative energy. Impact Biomedical’s Products And Development Pipeline Impact Biomedical drives mission-oriented discovery and development to pursue new products and treatment options in specialty biopharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare. The company reports that its biopharmaceutical technologies have the potential to advance treatment in oncology, neurology, and immunology. A closer look at the current products and development pipeline as reported by Zacks Small-Cap Research: LineBacker: Multi-faceted therapeutic platform intended for metabolic, neurologic, cancer and infectious diseases. In July last year, the company executed a license agreement with ProPhase Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) for its Linebacker portfolio (LB-1 and LB-2), two patented small molecule PIM kinase inhibitors with significant potential across multiple therapeutic indications. Equivir: A compound in antiviral infection treatments. Equivir/Nemovir is a novel blend of FDA Generally Recognized As Safe -eligible natural compounds which have potential antiviral effects with additional potential applications as health supplements or medication. These compounds are sourced from fruits, vegetables, and other natural substances. In June of 2022, Impact BioMedical signed a license agreement with ProPhase Labs to produce and distribute Equivir, which has shown potential as a treatment to limit the occurrence of or reduce the risk or severity of viral outbreaks. Laetose: Laetose technology is derived from a unique combination of sugar and other compounds, which demonstrates the ability to inhibit the inflammatory and metabolic response of sugar alone. It is a sugar alternative that can potentially lower human glycemic indexes. The company believes it is a breakthrough alternative sugar that could combat diabetes. Using Laetose in a daily diet, compared to sugar, could result in lower sugar consumption and lower glycemic index/load. 3F: 3F is a unique formulation of specialized ingredients from botanical sources with the potential effect as an insect repellent and an antimicrobial. It can be used either as a standalone repellent or as an additive in detergents, lotions, shampoo, and other substances to provide mosquito protection. The formulation can also be used as a standalone antimicrobial or as an additive in detergents, lotions, shampoo, fabrics, and other substances. With a successful IPO and spin off of Impact Biomedical, DSS shareholders would begin to realize the benefits of the company’s strategy of building shareholder value by distributing stock dividends through periodic spin offs. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. DSS is a multinational company operating businesses within nine divisions: Product Packaging, Biotechnology, Direct Marketing, Commercial Lending, Securities and Investment Management, Alternative Trading, Digital Transformation, Secure Living, and Alternative Energy. DSS strategically acquires and develops assets to enrich the value of its shareholders through calculated IPO spinoffs and a parametric share distribution strategy. Since 2019, under the guidance of new leadership, DSS has built the necessary foundation for achievable growth through the formation of a diversified portfolio of companies positioned to drive profitability in multiple high growth sectors. These companies offer innovative, flexible, and real-world solutions that not only provide mutual benefits for businesses and their customers, but also create sustainable value and opportunity for transformation. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice Contact Details Rick Lutz- TraDigital IR Company Website

March 27, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Wanda Health becoming "truly an AI-driven healthcare organisation"

NetScientific PLC

Wanda Health Inc CEO Tom Smith visits the Proactive London studio to speak with Thomas Warner about the company's journey toward becoming "truly an AI-driven healthcare organisation." Smith reveals more about what makes the Wanda's Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) solution unique and lays out his plans for the platform in the future. Wanda Health is backed by NetScientific PLC. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813

March 27, 2023 08:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Destiny Pharma looking to move on to phase III with XF-73 nasal gel

Destiny Pharma PLC

Destiny Pharma PLC (AIM:DEST, OTC:DTTYF) chief executive Neil Clark speaks to Thomas Warner from Proactive after publishing research about the company's new nasal gel, called XF-73, in the US journal 'Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology'. Clark explains more about the benefits of the gel and how it works, and confirms that the plan is to find a partner to help fund a phase III study. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813

March 27, 2023 08:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Avricore Health announces company’s HealthTab is now in over 530 locations

Avricore Health

Avricore Health CEO Hector Bremner joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share news the company has hit another major milestone with its HealthTab network of pharmacy locations now reaching 532 locations. Bremner tells Proactive that in 100 of these locations it will be deploying Abbott’s ID Now, either in combination with Afinion 2 or as a standalone for virus detection and to assess the demand for infectious disease screening in community pharmacies. Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 347-449-0879

March 27, 2023 06:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Top Digital Marketing Agency DigitalWebdia Launches Campaign to Boost Online Presence for Small Businesses in USA


DigitalWebdia, best leading digital marketing agency from India, has launched a new campaign aimed at helping small businesses in the USA to improve their online presence. The campaign is designed to provide businesses with the tools and expertise needed to create a strong online presence and reach more customers. This expansion of DigitalWebdia from India to the United States will provide the best of the best services to all business owners in the United States at the most competitive rates in the industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the business landscape in the United States, with many small businesses struggling to adapt to the new normal. The shift towards remote work and online shopping has meant that having a strong online presence is more important than ever before. However, many small businesses lack the resources and expertise needed to create a successful digital marketing strategy. DigitalWebdia's new campaign aims to bridge this gap by providing small businesses with affordable digital marketing solutions. The campaign includes a range of services designed to help businesses improve their online presence and reach more customers. One of the key services offered by DigitalWebdia is search engine optimization (SEO). SEO is the process of optimizing a website to rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs). By improving a website's ranking in SERPs, businesses can attract more organic traffic and increase their visibility online. DigitalWebdia's team of SEO experts can help businesses to optimize their website for search engines and increase their online visibility. Another important service offered by DigitalWebdia is social media marketing. Social media has become a vital tool for businesses looking to connect with customers and promote their products and services. DigitalWebdia can help businesses to create a strong social media presence by developing a social media strategy and creating engaging content that resonates with their target audience. Visit Official Website of DigitalWebdia and Request a Quote Today! Best Digital Marketing Agency in India: DigitalWebdia DigitalWebdia is a full-service digital marketing agency based in Himachal Pradesh, India, that specializes in providing innovative and effective marketing solutions to businesses of all sizes. With years of experience and a team of skilled professionals, DigitalWebdia has gained a reputation as one of the best digital marketing agencies in the country. One of the key strengths of DigitalWebdia is its ability to provide customized marketing solutions to each client based on their unique needs and goals. Whether it's SEO, PPC, social media marketing, or content marketing, website development, or graphics desigining the agency has the expertise and resources to create and implement effective strategies that deliver measurable results. Another factor that sets DigitalWebdia apart from other digital marketing agencies is its commitment to transparency and communication. The agency works closely with its clients to ensure that they are kept informed every step of the way, and that their feedback and input are always taken into consideration. DigitalWebdia has a proven track record of helping businesses achieve their marketing goals and drive growth. Its client portfolio includes businesses in a wide range of industries, from startups to established corporations. Visit Official Website of DigitalWebdia and Request a Quote Today! Key points that make DigitalWebdia one of the best digital marketing agencies globally 1. Customized strategies: DigitalWebdia understands that each business is unique and requires a tailored approach to digital marketing. The agency creates customized strategies that are designed to meet the specific needs and goals of its clients. 2. Experience and expertise: With years of experience and a team of skilled professionals, DigitalWebdia has the expertise and resources to create and implement effective marketing strategies that deliver measurable results. 3. Transparency and communication: DigitalWebdia values transparency and communication and works closely with its clients to ensure that they are kept informed every step of the way. The agency welcomes feedback and input from its clients to ensure that their needs and goals are being met. 4. Innovative solutions: DigitalWebdia is always on the lookout for new and innovative marketing solutions that can help its clients stand out in a crowded digital landscape. The agency stays up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices to deliver cutting-edge solutions. 5. Measurable results: DigitalWebdia believes in delivering measurable results to its clients. The agency uses a data-driven approach to track and analyze the performance of its marketing strategies, making it easier for clients to see the impact of their investment. 6. Expertise Industry: Travel, Small Businesses, Automobile, Tech, Agriculture, Hotel, Lifestyle, Professional Services, Finance, Education and Manufacturing. DigitalWebdia to become the best digital marketing agency in the USA in 2023 with their new campaign to boost online presence for small businesses DigitalWebdia's campaign also includes website design and development services. A well-designed website is essential for businesses looking to establish a strong online presence. DigitalWebdia's team of web designers and developers can create custom websites that are optimized for search engines and provide a great user experience. Other services offered by DigitalWebdia include pay-per-click advertising (PPC), email marketing, SEO, local SEO, website development, and content marketing. These services can help businesses to attract more customers and increase their revenue. Learn how to Activate USA Network. DigitalWebdia's new campaign is particularly relevant for small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With many businesses struggling to survive, having a strong online presence can make all the difference. By leveraging the power of digital marketing, small businesses can reach more customers, increase their revenue, and stay competitive in a challenging market. Commenting on the launch of the new campaign, DigitalWebdia's CEO said, "We are excited to launch this new campaign aimed at helping small businesses in the USA to improve their online presence. Our team of experts has years of experience in digital marketing, and we are committed to helping businesses succeed in these challenging times." Visit Official Website of DigitalWebdia and Request a Quote Today! In conclusion, Overall, DigitalWebdia is a best-in-class digital marketing agency in Himachal Pradesh, India, and now going worldwide with USA that provides customized, innovative, and effective marketing solutions to businesses of all sizes. Its commitment to transparency, communication, and client satisfaction has helped it earn a reputation as one of the top agencies in the industry. Contact Details Digitalwebdia Sanjay Sharma Company Website

March 27, 2023 02:46 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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