Before you fill that new position with an existing employee, review her qualifications.
What should you do if an employee wants to move into a newposition but doesn't have the right qualifications? First, showher the job description and the specific qualifications you'relooking for. Point out any qualifications you believe shedoesn't have and ask her if she agrees with your assessment.Listen carefully to her response. Perhaps she has additionalqualifications you are not aware of that would give you cause toreconsider your decision. If she still doesn't seem qualified,provide her with some ideas on what she can do to improve shouldthe position become available in the future.
Excerpted from Attracting & Rewarding OutstandingEmployees