Here’s Why You Should Do Background Checks

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Do you do a background check on your executive candidates?

For whatever reason, we think it’s important to double-check that the kid with fast food experience didn’t lie about his experience. Surely someone with a stellar resume is too important, and bosses who are too important to contact.

Now, for the record, I’m not a huge fan of reference checks because you don’t know who you’re speaking to–was this a micro-managing manipulative, abusive former boss or the best boss ever? Unless you know people personally, you don’t know. (And, frankly, your interaction with someone at an annual industry conference

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