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Will Hannum Quoted In SHRM Article On HR Implications Of Freeh Report Re: Penn State

[August 9, 2012]  A recent SHRM article, Penn State’s Organizational Flaws Make for Perfect Storm, by Pamela Babcock, focuses on the HR implications of the Freeh Report regarding the Penn State scandal and the role that HR might have been able to play in preventing some of Jerry Sandusky’s crimes, if the workplace culture had included HR in compliance efforts.

The article quoted William Hannum, including: “The overall organization of Penn State was flawed—a kind of perfect storm of poor organizational structures, where lots of problems could fall through the cracks, and a few powerful leaders could steer the organization in the wrong direction without any checks or balances.”  The article includes additional quotes from Will Hannum, as well, addressing the Freeh Report’s recommendations for improving leadership and accountability with respect to HR leadership in all organizations.

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Will Hannum Comments On Penn State’s Organizational Flaws

[August 8, 2012] “The overall organization of Penn State was flawed—a kind of perfect storm of poor organizational structures, where lots of problems could fall through the cracks, and a few powerful leaders could steer the organization in the wrong direction without any checks or balances,” stated William Hannum in a recent SHRM article by Pamela Babcock entitled Penn State’s Organizational Flaws Make for Perfect Storm.

The article, focusing on the officials implicated in the Penn State scandal who never spoke with Human Resources before dealing with Jerry Sandusky’s crimes, discusses the workplace culture at the institution and offers recommendations for improving leadership and accountability with respect to HR leadership in all organizations.

To view the article in its entirety, please click here.