Staff recruitment to key posts: Internal vs External candidates
Should an internal candidate from the company itself be recruited or should a candidate from elsewhere be hired for a job vacancy? Analyze and your views in this thread.
There are some sectors where in recruitment for key posts are vital for the growth, vision and success of the organisations.
For such jobs, quantity and quality often go hand in hand. Just for sake of filling up the posts, if people are appointed, then the system stands to loose.
Often, for such posts their is a competition from internal candidates also. Internal candidates will know the functioning of the department or firm and would be favored for seniority, due promotion etc. But, such people who are familiar may not have the drive and new thought processes.
If an outsider is selected, he/she would be a stranger but has the potential to bring in a fresh face, the passion and desire to prove themselves worthy of the job often open new avenues/ideas that can bring in positive results.
For instance, an associate professor of language studies, a CEO of a food plant, a marketing manager of a pharma company or even an editor of ISC?
What would you do, would you go for an internal or external candidate?