Bloomberg BNA – Employers Beware Potential Skeletons in Executives’ Closets
By Genevieve Douglas
Executives may not be as thoroughly vetted in the hiring process as other employees, potentially leading to bad hires at the top of the company, lawsuits and scandal.
“A lot of companies rely too much on the background checks that have been performed” at previous employers because they assume that the job candidate couldn’t have reached the executive level without thorough screening, Andrew Challenger, vice president of consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, told Bloomberg BNA May 2.
He cautioned that this is a bad practice because different employers have different screening criteria and a previous employer may also have relied on a past company’s employment screening.
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