What is Internal Recruiter?

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you will find this Glossary useful.

Internal recruiter refers to an employee, most often member of the human resources department of the company, who assesses current staff and tries to fill a vacancy from within the existing workforce by either a promotion or an internal transfer. 

Internal recruiter definition

Internal recruiter refers to an employee, most often member of the human resources department of the company, who assesses current staff and tries to fill a vacancy from within the existing workforce by either a promotion or an internal transfer. This process is known as internal recruitment.

Advantages and disadvantages of internal recruitment process

Advantages:

• Cheaper and quicker to recruit

• People are familiar with the business and how it operates

• Provides opportunities for promotion with in the business

• Gives motivation

Disadvantages:

• Limits the number of potential applicants

• No new ideas can be introduced from outside

• May cause resentment amongst candidates not appointed

• Creates another vacancy which needs to be filled



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