I'm a sr. Software engineer on a small team. I have a great boss (not micro manager), but he is a non technical manager which is completely fine. We are really short on developers and after great struggle got recs approved for them. He posted the jobs and has been interviewing software engineering candidates. I requested many times to keep me in the loop and I would like to help to find a good candidate. But he has been ignoring me and the rest of the team and is doing interviews by himself. I just don't know what he is asking these candidates and how he is determining technical skills.
I'm afraid that he is going to hire someone who is not a good fit for the type of work we do. How can I convince him to let me take a basic technical interview before he makes such a big decision. Is he concerned that me interviewing a candidate threatens his position? What is the issue? I'm confused hiring new candidates is a big deal right? He gave an update today saying that he is moving forward with one of the candidates. So clearly he doesn’t plan on looping us in.