In a Nutshell: Issue 60


The Volkswagen emissions scandal did untold damage to its brand and share value. But does an employee’s association with a scandal-hit organisation affect their standing in the jobs market – even if they had no connection with bad practice? This research finds that corporate scandals can hurt careers and suggests three steps to help individuals bounce back.

Charles Cotton

Reviewed by:

Charles Cotton, Research and Policy Adviser, Performance and Reward

Charles has recently led research into the business case for pensions, how front line managers make and communicate reward decisions, and managing reward risks, as well as the creation of a good practice guide on the annual pay review process. He is also responsible for the CIPD’s public policy work in the area of reward and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

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