I've been in position for six months. One of my directs moved and took a job in another division of the company. One of her direct reports expressed an interest in the position. I interviewed her, along with other internal candidates.
Based on background, experience, and past results, I'm offering the position to someone else. While I'm comfortable with my decision, I am struggling with how to approach the previous manager's direct.
Do I owe the the previous manager's direct an explanation? I value the person's contributions, but know she needs more time in her position before being promoted. Our relationship hasn't had time to develop, so I want to make sure I present this to her appropriately.
Any ideas would be appreciated.