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  • Qairul Muzzammil Kamaruzaman

    November 3, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    In my opinion, internal recruitment is a good platform to promote and create career advancement path to employees. This opportunity will be a good moral boost for employees to improves themselves, but the opportunity should come together with proper skill up, in order to prepare the potential employees for such opportunities. The risks for internal recruitments are skills and position mismatch, insufficient resource pool, challenge in internal mobility and drop of performance. Internal recruitment may also mean that an organization is using its internal resources to find a potential employee from their immediate contact, which can help in reducing recruitment, and provide on time remuneration to employees on their effort. Not to forget that employees may strive themselves to provide suitable candidate, in order to get the suggested remuneration.

    External recruitment on the other hand can provide the organization with candidates that have certain level of skill set required for such position. This can be done during interview screening and assessment. External recruitment can also be used to realign salary range, however this need to be realistic as per market level. The risks for external recruitment are longer time for new joiner to adjust to new organization culture, lack of potential resources applying for such job, longer waiting time for the new joiner to onboard the organization, as well as additional costing for advertisement and recruiting activities.

    Organization may decide to switch from internal to external if the organization does not have resource pool for designated role, or during changing of organization culture, the organization may look for external candidate that has the aspirations to deliver the change. On the other way, an Organization may switch from external to internal recruitment to minimize the recruiting process cost, use the opportunities to tap into employees networking abilities to promote potential candidate as well as mobilizing internal resources for specific project.