When recruiting, you can find your perfect candidate internally or externally
When you recruit internally, it simply means you're targeting applicants who are already employees in your company. When you recruit externally, on the other hand, you're targeting applicants from outside your business.
So what are the advantages and disadvantages of recruiting internally and externally?
3 Absenteeism excuses you can penalise employees for
Excuse#1: 'I went to the clinic, but they were too busy to give me a sick note. I wasn't feeling well and I didn't want to wait for nurse to write a note.'
Excuse#2: 'I ran out of airtime and I couldn't buy any because I didn't have money.'
Excuse#3: 'I had to attend my aunt's cousin's daughter's wedding ceremony in Rustenburg. I only found out about it at the last minute.'
You've most probably heard these excuses, and many more, one too many times…
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The pros and cons of recruiting internally are as follows:
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service says the advantages of recruiting internally are that:
Recruiting internally is also:
The downside of recruiting internally is that: It could lead to unhealthy competition amongst employees and morale could be affected for employees who aren't successful.
Another disadvantage is that 'inbreeding' could result to a lack of new ideas.
If you want to recruit externally, beware of these pros and cons
The advantages of recruiting externally are as follows:
Despite this, recruiting externally also comes with the following disadvantages:
So should you recruit externally or internally?
Only you can decide what's best for your business. The pros and cons we've provided will guide you on whether or not you should recruit internally or externally.