We recently filled an open position with a person who may be less qualified than the hiring manager originally believed. The hiring manager has since left the organization, and that manager's manager has been approached by the team who is complaining that he does not meet the requirements to be in this position. This is in the form of an actual list that documents several instances where he lacked understanding or initiative that they feel should exist in this position's level.
Some background - after the second interview in which the team meets with the candidate, none of them felt confident that this person was the right fit for the job based on credentials and culture.
I have been asked by this manager to review the document that has been submitted as the specific instances are in an area that I worked in for several years.
Has anyone else been in any role of this scenario? I could use some insight on how to approach this.. I have had some working interaction with this person, but as I am not the hiring manager I feel all I should do is give my objective opinion and stay as far away from the issue as possible.