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Organizations may be overreacting when hiring scandal-linked executives

Organizations may be overreacting when hiring scandal-linked executives

by Rick Turoczy on July 3, 2006

There has been much debate of the appropriateness of Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory initiatives to improve corporate governance in the wake of major business scandals. However, in the area of executive recruitment it would seem that corporate America has been more than adequate in policing itself, as executives with even remote ties to scandal ridden businesses have become persona non grata. But, according to Jo Bennett, partner at Battalia Winston International, in many cases the marketplace is overreacting as individuals that had nothing to do with well publicized scandals are being penalized.

“Many organizations refuse to interview candidates who come from ‘tainted’ companies even though the individual may not have been accused of any misdeed,” said Bennett. Although an organization may benefit from this overreaction by not running the risk of being criticized for recruiting a person with any hint of scandal, that same company may also miss out on hiring a talented person that could make a positive difference.

Organizations may be overreacting when hiring scandal-linked executives

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