Your Important Work After the Big Hire

You’ve just completed a lengthy hiring process that included internal and external candidates. For someone in your company, getting that job would have meant a promotion. Even though you can start celebrating finding your ideal hire, you also have to break the news to a fellow employee that they weren’t selected. Here are some important do’s and don’ts from the Harvard Business Review that can guide you.

  • Don’t procrastinate. Deliver the bad news within a considerate timeframe.
  • Don’t wing it. Plan what you’ll say and how to say it.
  • Don’t promise them the next promotion. It’s a promise you may find difficult to keep.
  • Do show compassion. Be mindful and respectful of the person’s self-esteem.
  • Do praise and validate their strengths.
  • Deliver the news with care and set up a separate meeting – at a time when the person is feeling less distracted or disappointed – to discuss a plan for development.

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