How to choose the best employee
Study the personal files of employees whom you consider appropriate for the position. Pay attention to their period of work in the company, the level of professional training - the availability of diplomas on vocational education and advanced training courses. The most preferable option may be an employee who has worked long enough in the enterprise to understand his specifics.
If there are a lot of candidates, conduct an internal competition for the position. To do this, together with the HR department employee, develop selection criteria - professional results, minimum period of work in the company, necessary personal qualities. Also make a questionnaire of the candidate, which should include a section on motivation. In such a section, each participant in the competition to fill the vacancy will have to explain why he wants to take a vacant position and what knowledge and skills he has for this.
Analyze the questionnaires you received. In addition to this information, you can take into account the results of professional tests, if any, conducted in your organization.
With a selected candidate, be sure to talk personally. He should show not only the ability to perform his immediate duties, but also the qualities of a leader that will be needed in his new position. After all, a situation may arise that a good specialist will not become a good manager.
If you select the best employee not for promotion, but, for example, to encourage his efforts, then you need to pay attention to several other parameters. And in this case the most important is not the candidate's personal qualities, but the quantitative and qualitative results of his work. If necessary, his ability to work in a team can also be assessed, if the results of labor directly depend on this.