Trouble at the top: new findings from HireRight (infographic)

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With reputation becoming an increasingly significant economic force and necessary differentiator to attract customers and clients, HireRight spoke to 140 HR leaders in the UK’s largest organisations to investigate whether they are aware of the risks of failing to carry out appropriate leadership due diligence.  Read the full report here: The Untouchables: Protecting your organisation from leadership risk

Of course, people at any level in an organisation can cause harm through bad performance, fraud, theft and so on, but it is a wrong step by those at the top which damages shareholder confidence and captures the public and media attention.

Almost all the HR professionals we spoke to told us that they are confident that their processes for checking their leaders are up-to-scratch, so it is worrying to found that:


About the Study
The Untouchables is based on detailed interviews conducted between June and August 2014, with 140 senior HR leaders, in regulated and non-regulated UK companies, with more than 5,000 employees.



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