How to Know if You Should Promote Them

Kris Plachy
2 min readJun 16, 2021

You have a hiring process, a firing process… what about a promotion process?

Just like everything else in your business, there are steps that should be taken before you promote someone in your company.

💡 Have you written the job description?

💡 Did you interview them or give them a test project?

💡 Was your offer reflective of the new role and not their current position or salary?

💡 Did you ensure that this person is a good fit for the role and has earned the promotion based on measured performance?

This isn’t something to rush.

Who you promote speaks values about who you are and what you value.

What you’ll find in this episode…

  • You should have a clear job description for this person’s current role — clear goals, and some sort of measurement process that you’re following to tell you if this person is performing well in their current job.
  • Define the new role — a clear job description, the key objectives, and day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Interview that person against the new job description.
  • Have them do a project as a test.
  • The final hurdle — they must have a track record of consistent success.
  • Pay them based on the role they’re going into, not based on what they’re making now.

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Kris Plachy

Kris is THE thought leader & expert for leading & managing a high-performing team as a woman CEO.