The Value in Conducting Thorough Background Checks on Executives

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Internet giant Yahoo! has now been forced to undertake another extensive search for a Chief Executive Officer to help salvage its underperforming business. Today it was announced that Scott Thompson would be stepping down from his recently appointed position at the company in the wake of allegations surrounding the accuracy of his education record. The scenario that Yahoo! is now in serves as a reminder to organisations of the importance of conducting thorough background checks on new senior executive appointments as a means of avoiding potential shareholder disputes and detrimental publicity.

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