Dear Evil HR Lady,
I am very offended by a senior level decision that occurred today in my institution.
Our senior level nursing executive position was posted internal only [not a problem]
Four groups interviewed the four internal candidates.
The current interim candidate did not meet the minimum educational preparation requirements [stated in the job description] of a bachelor’s in nursing with preference for a master’s in nursing. [Her direct reports are required to have master’s degrees and do].
The other three internal candidates meet the minimum education and experience requirements [they have bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing]
Today, it was announced that the candidate who did not meet the minimum requirements, was selected for the position of senior level nursing executive.
I am offended that I have to meet the minimum requirements for all positions I manage as well as my own job description, but that the senior level executive does not. She does not have a degree in nursing at all. She has a diploma in nursing.
My question is that if there are internal candidates that qualify for the minimum requirements, can a position be filled among their peers by a person who does not meet the required educational preparation?
How can someone with a diploma evaluate her reports that have a master’s degree?
To read the answer, click here: Why does my new boss have fewer qualifications than I do?