Catch up on this week’s industry chatter with these click-worthy links:
- Writing for Fortune, Beautycounter Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew shared her approach to building a strong team of employees. The top qualities she advocates are transparency and authenticity, whether in evaluating potential employees or setting expectations for current ones.
- In the past three years, It Works! revenue soared 1,060 percent to $538 million, earning the company the No. 442 spot on this year’s Inc. 500. Tech Insider visited the brand’s new 50,000-square-foot headquarters in Palmetto, Florida, to learn what’s behind the company’s explosive growth.
- Avon filed a proposed settlement in a U.S. lawsuit claiming former company executives covered up bribery of Chinese officials to build its business in the country. The New York-based company, which denies the charges, is offering a $62 million settlement to the party of shareholders led by two German investment funds.
- At Entrepreneur, small-business expert Susan Solovic took a look at 10 largely recession-proof industries, in light of continued economic uncertainty. Solovic—whose titles include award-winning entrepreneur, New York Times bestseller, keynote speaker, media personality and attorney—points to the cosmetics industry, including direct selling opportunities, as a consistent source of income regardless of economic downturns.