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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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