Should employees be allowed to interview their new boss

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 25, 2014

iStock_000004744663SmallWhen you're looking to hire a new leader for a team, should you let the employees interview their potential new boss and weigh in on the decision?

If you think employees should be allowed to interview their prospective boss, you probably have the goal of being inclusive. After all, they have quite a bit at stake in the decision. The employees are the first to notice (and suffer) if you make a hiring mistake.

You may even think you are demonstrating respect for the subordinates by including them. But it’s not respect. It’s a mistake.

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Topics: Hiring Managers