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.