Sunnyvale, California-based internet corporation Yahoo! has changed the language concerning background checks in its offer letter to newly hired CEO Marissa Mayer from what the company previously used in an offer letter to former CEO Scott Thompson, according to a blog on the Wall Street Journal website ‘Yahoo Tweaks Background Check Language for Mayer.’ Thompson left the company in May 2012 after a discrepancy in his academic credentials was publicly revealed. In the offer letter from Yahoo! to Mayer dated July 16, 2012, the following language was used for background checks:
- Background Check. You represent that all information provided to Yahoo! or its agents with regard to your background is true and correct.
- Background Check. Please understand that this offer is contingent upon the successful completion of your background check.