My intent of this thread is to make some regular posts about one of my top performers moving on to another position in the company and how I handle it. I encourage feedback.
One of my top performers was loaned to Corporate IT (from my Engineering IT group) back in May to cover some larger initiatives that needed to keep moving in spite of some major staff losses in March, April, and May. I brought in a couple temps to cover the tactical and programming duties that my guy was handling.
I always encourage my staff to keep their eyes open for opportunties. The morale wasn't the greatest in Corporate and some of them expressed initial interest in making the "jump", but backed off. One however, thought about it for a while. When they started interviewing external candidates, he thought harder. Last week he applied and interviewed yesterday.
Today the news came down that he accepted the offer. Now I need to figure out what the next move is. My initial instinct is to backfill him with the terrific temp that is doing the programming. That's not so simple because Sr. Management and I are having a discussion regarding the implementation of an application development group in our IT group. The shape of that will influence the needs and next actions.
More to follow.