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    transparent

    BMS is the sales and marketing recruitment expert with a wide range of
    blue-chip clients and national coverage. We’ve been doing this for more
    than 18 years, learning from experience to deliver a transparent,
    reliable and dynamicservice to both salespeople and marketers and
    companies looking for them. The site holds details of a wide range of sales
    jobs and marketing jobs for candidates to search through and a variety of
    recruitment services for clients including contingency recruitment,
    executive search, and recruitment advertising.

    Could you tell me what "transparent" means in this context?

    I know transparent means the object which can be seen clearly through it.

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    Re: transparent

    It's modern technobabble-speak nonsense. It means whatever the speaker wants it to mean, but the implication is that it is simple, rather than complicated, and that you can see how it works easily, that nothing is hidden.

    You would be perfectly within your rights, as a native speaker or not, to interrupt him and ask, "What do you mean by transparent?"

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    Re: transparent

    Digg, I like the word transparent. I do agree that it's okay to ask, since this is a modern use of the word.

    Here's an example:
    In the past, no one knew how the tax money of the town was spent. The town has made their allocation system more transparent, so that now people understand where their money is going.

    You can substitute the word "clear" and it should help, although in your example it seems that they also mean "we're accessible, you can ask us anything."

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