“To put the problem in the simplest terms, the interests of the client continue to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making money.”
Greg Smith, former Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, in a March 14 Op Ed in the New York Times
Greg Smith, a former Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, recently wrote a scathing piece in the New York Times that decried what he sees as an ethical decline at the venerable investment bank. The article made waves, but it’s unlikely many readers were surprised by his allegations.
Grab your company’s Employee Handbook and take a look at the Bereavement Leave policy. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
It probably starts out by stating how the organization feels it’s important to recognize the need for employees to take time off in the event of the death of a family member. So far so good, right?
On the occasion of Mark Zuckerberg’s 30th birthday, I am yet again painfully reminded about the dilemma faced by experienced professionals in today’s job market. As plaudits and posts pile up to celebrate and commemorate the birthday of Facebook’s founder, highly talented professionals of every discipline and field go ignored by the nation’s employers because they are considered dead or dying.
The critical position for which you are recruiting has been open longer than anyone likes. The issues and challenges that the hired candidate will manage are an increasing burden on the already short staff. No one wants to say so but people are muttering that this person must not exist. You are starting to have a growing sense of futility in your best efforts. Those directly affected by this open position are turning up the heat.