Advantages of Internal Recruitment

Advantages of Internal Recruitment

At the store where i used to work in London, an internal vacancy was posted, looking for someone to work as HR Assistant. a few of the guys who i knew from the store applied for the post, they did appear for the interview. But when i inquired regarding the status one of the guys who appeared in the interview for the job said they have hired someone from "Another Store" because she had some experience.

The guy while telling me looked so disappointed and discouraged that i thought i would write about the implications of this in my blog. so here i am. first is it wrong to hire someone only Because he/she has more experience.... well for me YES it is, experience is not the only thing. it would certainly be right if you are hiring an HR Manager or some higher posts. you definitely have to make sure the person does have some experience but an HR Assistant .. NOOOOOO. It would just have taken the HR department a week or two to train the new recruit. so lets see what are the implications of not Hiring someone from the Same Store.

The first Implication is that Staff at the store may feel neglected, discouraged by the fact that they don't have any chances of going up the ladder, It takes out the motivation to work. The staff would no longer be motivated to apply for the job and organization may lose on some good talent. The HR department may lose the respect and trust that it should have with the staff. plus more importantly that the staff members might start looking for jobs in other organizations so taking the vital experience which they earned in this organization to another, and thus the organization may have to employ new staff, train them again, thus incurring heavy costs.

So What if they would have hired the Staff from the Same Store... its would have been such a morale booster. Other staff members would think that there are opportunities to grow. They would seen value for work. Staff members would have worked more harder, to make others witness their work, more employees would have applied if any future opportunities had risen. a whole new culture, where work is valued, staff would have had belief that top management is committed to development and progression of its employees would have prevailed.
But sorry to say.... that did not happen .....