A manager has an open position. He will need to work closely with the new hire.
Alan applies for the job. The manager truly loathes him. I could say it softer but that is the reality.
Alan has all the requisite skill, education and experience. But the sound of Alan’s voice makes the manager’s skin crawl.
Based on his intense dislike for Alan, the manager does not want to interview him, let alone promote him. What do you do?