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The Pros and Cons of The Not Transparent Reference

Posted: Thursday, 1 March 2018 @ 17:23

Given the difficulty that many employment lawyers have in trying to secure good references (or even just the bare minimum factual ones) for their clients it is indeed newsworthy that charity, Save The Children kept quiet about the "inappropriate behaviour" allegations against its former CEO and made no mention of this in its employee reference. 

Or is it?

At a senior level(with legal and commercial risks that it can face from a disgruntled CEO as well as from unhappy staff) it can be sometimes be in the organisation's apparent best interests to support a CEO in getting a job elsewhere with minimal fuss. (e.g move the problem on) 

At least, until a number of the facts come out later when it does not look so great.


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