Background: I run the IT department of a very large church and large private school. There are 4 full time and 1 part time people in my group and it has been this way, with the same people in their current roles, for about 5 years. A new position was created for me and I was promoted into my position over my peers about 1 year ago. We have been very stretched with a series of major projects over the past 18 months and our projects will continue for the next 6 to 12 months. Because of this, I have gained approval to add a person to our department.
My two questions are:
1) What are your recommendations or considerations for dividing up the work to create a new position?
2) How do you "interview" people when you don't have a job opening or a job description ready for the new position? M & M referred to having a group of people that you've met with and know, and implied interviewed, that you can call in when the job opening is ready. There are several people I know that I'd like to chat with but I'm not sure what that would look like.