Cory Leonard

Who You Know: Why LinkedIn Helps You Get Hired

In career on October 6, 2013 at 6:42 am

But by and large, financial firms in particular commonly hire people who have certain connections, whether through family or a business relationship. The thinking is that the new hire — and his or her last name — might “help open doors,” Mr. Driscoll said. But, like many people I interviewed on this topic, he did not see a legal issue with such hires. “I don’t think there is a quid pro quo,” such that the hiring of children is explicitly generating business from the parent. At best, he said, “It gets you in the room.”He added: “It’s like chicken soup. It can’t hurt.”Pick a big-name chief executive, and a quick LinkedIn search will often reveal a relative working for some other company that wants to do business with the parent’s company.

via Hiring the Well-Connected Isnt Always a Scandal – NYTimes.com.

 

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