“But I don’t want to undermine the authority of the Hiring Manager,” Rene repeated.
“This is not a question of undermining authority. In the end, who will be accountable for the output of the new hire?” I asked.
“That would be the Hiring Manager.”
“So, who will make the final selection out of the candidate pool?”
Rene glanced at the ceiling, “The Hiring Manager.”
“So, you are not undercutting the authority of the Hiring Manager. You are ensuring that a specific process is followed. Your most important contribution has to do with the candidate pool than the final selection. It is your role and the role of the Manager-Once-Removed to create a selection process that ensures the Hiring Manager makes the right decision. While I hold the Hiring Manager accountable for the output of the new hire, I hold the MOR accountable for the output (the decision) of the Hiring Manager.”
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