Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Now everything that I know as far as the sexual harassment cases at the World Wide Leader besides one (Harold Reynolds) is just hearsay. There is strong evidence that many are in fact true, but nothing will come out until HR takes ESPN to trial somewhere around 2050. In the meantime we can always question certain moves that the Company makes and this seems like a good time to do so......
ESPN announced today it has named Paul Richardson to the position of senior vice president, human resources. Richardson has significant experience in managing human resources operations in global companies, most recently serving as the executive vice president, global human resources, for Universal McCann in New York. For ESPN, Richardson will oversee all aspects of ESPN’s human resource efforts, supporting 50 different business units and 5,000 employees around the world.Hmmm.....what is the one word in that whole Press Release that stands out over all of the rest?
Richardson began his career 22 years ago as an attorney before transitioning to the human resources field. Since then, he has held executive human resource positions at a wide array of media companies, including those focused on television and film production, digital media development, publishing, marketing and sales and other media platforms. At Universal McCann, he was responsible for overseeing all human resource functions for 72 offices and approximately 3,000 employees worldwide.
You can't say they aren't prepared, and hopefully we won't have to hear about these little stories here and there. Be proactive Mr. Richardson because pretty soon most females might think twice about working for the "Leader".
(Source ESPN PR)