Searching for the right candidate through a sea of resumes is no easy feat. Between verifying work history, calling references and figuring out real work experience from exaggeration, it’s not simple to hire the right team. With internal recruitment, you can fill the vacancy with a candidate you already know, taking a lot of the uncertainty out of the hiring process while promoting within a company. Overall, it’s an effective team building strategy for securing a strong company and work community that focuses of team loyalty in the quest for success.
Your Employees Know Your Company
Internal recruitment earns major points for selecting a candidate who is already familiar with the company and its unique work environment, goals and standards. This allows for the candidate to flourish under company policy, while also eliminating some need for training due to the worker already being familiar with certain company operations. An added bonus is your worker has familiarized him or herself with the company and appears to enjoy the work environment if they are seeking a continued future with the company. This ensures for the happy partnership between employee and employer that is needed for joint success.
You Know Who You’re Hiring
Another advantage of internal recruitment is employers generally have a good understanding of their employees. You’re able to gauge how your employee performs and how the candidate interacts with coworkers and clients. There will be less of a learning curve when it comes to having your employee continue in their training process. There’s also suggestion that internal recruitment will increase morale in the workplace by showing the existing employees that the company values their contribution and is willing to promote from within based on performance.
Your Company Saves Money
By filling vacancies with existing employees, the company is able to reduce training costs by instead focusing on transfers and promotions. A significant amount of both time and money can be saved by avoiding having to redo an entire company training policy. Though there will still be some changes to adapt to, hiring from within will greatly reduce this process. In addition, screenings and job postings can also be avoided. Screening for new candidates is a lengthy process and to stick with the tried and true platitude, time is money. You can save the cost of hiring managers, recruiters, and other third party mediators.
Crafting Your Work Environment
Naysayers will argue that internal recruitment limits the option of new perspectives and creates workplace jealousy, but it should rather be viewed as an opportunity to recognize and award outstanding employees while providing opportunity for advancement. Workers seek to attach themselves to companies that are willing to grow with the individual and offer the opportunity for career growth. Rewarding employees based off of experience and performance shows the office that management pays attention to and acknowledges work. Additionally, fresh faces can be brought in to fill existing positions if needed. This allows for new ideas to mingle while still lessening the training process since it will be easier to have existing employees fill upper management positions and then train whoever takes over their old position rather than hire a new upper management employee from the start
Overall, there are a number of specific benefits for using internal recruitment hiring methods. In comparison to external recruitment methods, internal recruitment guarantees a better culture fit for employees, higher initial worker performance, lower cost to hire, lower salary costs, reduced hiring time, and less of a turnover. To understand what the process sacrifices, external hiring favors staff growth, workplace diversity, increased technical expertise, new ideas, and the inclusion of new college grads. However, regardless of whichever recruitment strategy is chosen, the downsides can be overcome. The fundamental goal of recruitment is to determine which candidates will be a success for the company and hiring from within allows for candidates who are already familiar with and likely satisfied with their work environment to be promoted.