I recently started in a new company Director. I have a person reporting to me who is a new manager (less than 6 months). A member of her team wants to move to a new position on the team that requires a degree or equivalent experience, which she does not have. They decided to give the member of the team a comprehensive list of tasks that, if she completed, would qualify her for this position. I don't think this qualifes her for the position. In my opinion, we are not hiring someone who is qualified for this position and we should be posting this position and interviewing college graduates.
I should have stepped in sooner and made my thoughts known earlier in the process. But, new job, new people, not understnading this company's hiring process, etc, are reasons I did not (and, next time I'll do better!).
Now, the manager thinks she is not getting a voice in the process. And I want to tell this person that she will not be qualified for this position and interview external candidates.
How do I navigate this issue? Hiring is important, and so is retaining this new manager. I am confident that we are making a hiring mistake if we put this person in the role.