I need some advice in a sticky situation.
A direct went around me about a hiring decision I was going to make to the CEO of the company with information he hadn't shared with me. The CEO then made the decision, effectively removing me from the equation (even though the new employee will be working for me). I will give feedback to the direct during our one on one later this week(I'm too mad right now to even attempt it...) My question is, do I approach the CEO, describe the situation and see if I can work with him to help do this differently next time? My direct has a dotted line to the CEO (who is the acting VP of Sales) so they work together on things in general. I don't feel malice was involved here but it still irks me to no end that my hiring authority was undermined, even if it was the right decision and one I agree with, in light of the new information.
All the best,