I will be posting a position to fill a vacancy in the next week or so. We have two internal candidates (interns for sake of argument); that are both expecting to compete for the position. They have both done well here. But, neither of them really fits what we are looking for (bad fit). I have had several people from other ares come to me to endorse one of them in particular. How do I handle these two individuals through the process? Do we interview both of them out of courtesy? They both have really done a good job in their current role. They just don't fit what we are looking for in this open position (they are qualified/ entry level position).
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.