Recruitment means to estimate the available vacancies and to make suitable arrangements for their selection and appointment. The sources within the organization itself (like transfer of employees from one department to other, promotions) to fill a position are known as the internal sources of recruitment.
Advantages of Internal Recruitment
Internal recruitment has following advantages:
Internal method of recruitment ensures that employees would be preferred over the outsiders; hence, it yields high morale in them. Rewarding an existing employee with a promotion shows the rest of the team that with hard work, upward movement is a real possibility.
- Labor Relation
Internal recruitment brings an efficient labor relation between employees and management as they are transferred and promoted to desired places.
- Better Selection
Internal recruitment policy provides an opportunity for the better selection of qualified and experienced personnel who can perform the job well. While there will be a learning curve, the on-boarding process is likely to be faster with an existing staffer than with an outside hire.
Internal recruitment method is economical, as the organization need not spend much money for recruitment of employees from outside the organization. Provides opportunities for promotion within the business – can be motivating. Business already knows the strengths and weaknesses of candidates
- Better Performance
The transferred or promoted employees can perform better work performance, as they are known with the requirement of skill, knowledge, and ability. If you don’t give them an opportunity to grow, they’ll probably move on pretty quickly (more recruitment costs for you).
- Employee Development
Under internal recruitment, every employee gets an opportunity for transfer and development, which motivates him/her for a higher level of performance. People are always looking to the future and if you can show them that it’s full of chances to grow, with your business, then they’re much more likely to want to join you. Ultimately, it helps in employee development.
- Less Time
Internal recruitment takes less time in comparison to the external source and methods of recruitment. This means you’ll spend less time advertising the job, sifting through CVs, interviewing candidates and all of those other niggly tasks that come with external recruitment. Different aspects of an employee are already known, it does not consume much time to appoint him/her in the organization.