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Greg Reynolds

Greg is an experienced human resources executive who assists clients in recruiting key talent, building organizational bench strength and optimizing workforce performance by enhancing leadership skills. He is skilled in creating outplacement services that meet the needs of both organizations and individuals affected by reductions in force.
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The "Like Factor" PITFALL of a Bad Hire

Posted by Greg Reynolds on Mar 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Several years ago, the Director of Development at a nonprofit where I served on the board left to go to a larger organization, “Mary,” the Founder and Executive Director, immediately embarked on a search for the Development Director’s replacement.

It wasn’t long before Mary was excited to present the credentials of the “perfect candidate,” “Evelyn,” to the board. When I questioned her qualifications, Mary responded, “I have known her personally for some time. She is from the community where we are housed, worked for and is still connected to a prominent local politician…. and I really like her!”

Evelyn was terminated for cause less than six months after she was hired.

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