To promote or not?

Dec 7, 2019 11 Comments

The person on my team wanted to move internally, mostly due to the frustration by earlier micromanager. He has an offer but for some reason his move got delayed indefinitely. Before his move got delayed, he had let me know that he is in process to move. Also, he had a conversation with me about career progression. He is very skilled technically and is a good team collaborator. I knew him before he started reporting me as we are part of the same org. Promoting him has a good chance of retaining him in my team. But not promoting him, has a chance he moves out of Microsoft. If not out, internal movement in worst case. Any suggestions on handling this situation?

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  • Microsoft / Eng universale
    Promote him. This level system is artificial, people are real.

    If you don’t make good people to stay, you’ll be left with bad people to work with.
    Dec 7, 2019 1
    • Commvault tkachill💊
      “This level system is artificial, people are real.”...love this!
      Dec 7, 2019
  • JPMorgan Chase Xao8
    Isn't it obvious? You said it yourself he's good so why not promote him? Helps you keep a good employee and he'll appreciate what you did for him
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • Snapchat / Product toysub
    If he deserves, promote him. But don't promote him just to make him stay. These 2 things should be thought separately.
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • Microsoft YourM1
    Convince your manager, but I'm not convinced as there's always a chance that people can walk. Build on business impact and Career Stage Profile. Promotion has to be an affirmation of the employee's actual level. Not future potential or averting a flight-risk.
    Dec 7, 2019 2
    • Microsoft / Eng universale
      If this person is interviewing elsewhere clearly there is a gap in their manager's assessment and their self assessment. Definitely warrants sitting down and talking. Promoting if promotion is due.
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Google dumbfcuk
      Hr/management spotted! Better take this adivce else you will be getting the same message in person!!
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Microsoft seagull
    “very skilled technically and is a good team collaborator” is not sufficient cause for a promotion. Did he work on and deliver on impactful projects for the business while working on your team? If yes, and you have the budget for it, then you should consider him for a promotion.
    Dec 7, 2019 1
    • Amazon rand0miz3d
      not enough data so this is just a guessing game
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Amazon rand0miz3d
    I don't understand the problem here? what's wrong with promoting him if you know he's up for promotion? Retaining him is a different problem.
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • OP
    Thanks folks, for all the good suggestions.
    If any more thoughts, keep them coming.
    Dec 7, 2019 0

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