When Should New Supervisor Be Announced?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about hiring protocols:

We are in the process of hiring a new supervisor for my department. I’ve been told that the process is complete except for a background check. I was told that management cannot release the name of the new hire until this step is complete. I was wondering why I can’t know the name of the new supervisor? Also, isn’t it common practice that a new supervisor meet the staff before being hired? I know that if I was going into a situation, I would want to at least talk to some of my potential employees to access whether or not this would be a good work environment or I was going to run into potential problems.

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