A position was advertised internally, three employees applied, one permanent employee, one temporary employee,and one intern. The temporary and the intern works for the company but are not on the company's payroll. All three were shortlisted and interviewed, the intern came out to be the best candidate and was given the position. Now the permanent employee is lodging a grievance arguing that the intern and the temp were not internal candidates? Does the permanent employee have a case?
You would need to review your recruitment policies in this regard and see how the level of preference is indicated and the procedure. It would further come down to the recruitment process and regard given to the perm employee and justification why the intern was the more suitable employee. I don`t see why this cant be concluded and resolved internally.
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