Who would you tell first: the people who didn’t get the new position, or would you tell the people who did get the position first?

There are 3 new positions available at work, 5 people are interested. They are meeting with each person next week to tell them their decision. Would they tell the people who didn’t get the positions first, or would they tell the people who did get the positions first. Or, would they schedule the people at random?

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  • RICK
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The ones who got the new positions

    No need to tell those that didn't get therm, they will figure that out rather quickly

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  • 6 months ago

    The ones who did get the position. Because if they tell you that they changed their minds and don't wan the jobs anymore, then you might have to hire the ones whom you were going to tell that they didn't get the position.

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  • Eva
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    If they all work together where they would see each other as each left the meeting, do it at random.

    • Jillian6 months agoReport

      Yes, all 5 know each other. It’s a somewhat small company. They scheduled the meetings as private but you only have to look at calendars to know who’s meeting at what time.

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  • 6 months ago

    They offer the position to the one they want to promote first.

    They need to confirm that that individual is still interested. If they accept the position, you tell them that this will remain confidential until ______, when the announcement will be made. If you can't trust this person to do that, then they shouldn't be the one promoted.

    When you speak with the others you use it as a coaching situation. Tell them what they are doing well and what needs to happen for them to be in a better position to get the promotion in the future.

    In response to the comment:

    They’ve already confirmed all 5 are interested. They met with each person previously, described the position and confirmed they were interested. Then they gathered feedback for each person within the company. Now they are meeting with each person to review the feedback and confirm next steps.

    Jillian · 41 secs ago

    I read & comprehended what you wrote. You said 5 people applied for the position. However, that does not mean that the one you are interested in promoting is still interested in the job. It's very likely they are still interested but the only way to know for sure is to offer the job to them. It's possible that they learned something during the interview process that made them realize this job wasn't a good fit for them or something changed in their personal life that would impact their ability to do the job well.

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