Go Dutch on salaries

29 June 2009
A former CEO of Channel 5 television has suggested the BBC should hold Dutch auctions for the hire of senior staff to prevent it paying “extraordinarily high salaries”. Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme, David Elstein, said: “Publish the job specification, draw up a shortlist of people who want to do it and see who will do it for the lowest end. “It’s typical standard procurement policy which people deploy all over the world in terms of resourcing most cheaply. The idea that there’s only one person for each job is clearly untrue.” Can you see your company doing that as a way of controlling costs? Are there any drawbacks to this approach?
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