The new vetting process?

Mozilla CEO controversy raises questions around screening execs
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2014

The resignation of a Silicon Valley CEO is raising some tricky questions about how the vetting process for senior executives is changing.

As social media continues to blur the boundaries between public and private life, what factors should organizations weigh when considering a candidate for a spot in the C-suite?

Brendan Eich, co-founder of Mozilla, resigned just days after becoming the new CEO. Eich stepped down amid controversy over a US$1,000 donation he made to support a 2008 gay-marriage ban in California (Proposition 8). The ban has since been overturned.