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Knock Out Your Risks When Hiring High-Level Executives

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jun 2, 2021 11:27:29 AM

Hiring the best applicant is important, but there should be more weight focused on executive-level hires. For one thing, they will be at the company’s helm, driving vision and planning goals.your another, executive employees are watched more closely by the media than their lower-level counterparts. The news is full of Presidents and CFO’s who have faked degrees, lied about their experience, or been involved in unsavory behavior. A single act of bad judgment on their parts could negatively affect your company for months, or years, down the road.

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Topics: social media screening, Background screening, executive hiring, Best Practices, Hiring Top Talent

The Big Dogs: How to Screen Top Level New Hires

Posted by Susan McCullah

Sep 16, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Are you using the same background checks on the Big Kahunas that you use to screen everybody


The answer should be NO.

The big dogs are a different breed of animal to recruit and hire, and the way you screen them should be, too. 

Whether hiring a top level manager, financial executive, or sales executive, employers should give thoughtful and extensive consideration when making an offer for a high ranking position

Why should the hiring process of senior level executives be different?

The first reason is the liability to the company’s reputation. The news is full of examples of executives who faked their education, provided fraudulent references, or who were out and out criminals!  Making a bad decision in hiring a top level executive can cause great damage to a company’s reputation. Just one PR nightmare can take years to clean up.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, reference check, Background screening, background screening company, executive hiring, best onboarding practices

5 Steps to Effectively Screen Top Level Executives

Posted by datafactssolutions

Aug 6, 2012 1:48:55 PM

The big kahunas are a different breed of animal to recruit and hire, and the way their backgrounds are screened should be, too.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, social media screening, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, faking degrees, 2012 hiring, fake diplomas, executive hiring, Hiring, background check, Small business hiring, degree fraud, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.