Recruiting and selecting employees-human resource , HR Management

Recruiting and selecting employees

In recruiting and, selecting employees an organization may decide to recruit either from outside or promote staff who are already in the organization. Whatever method is chosen, there are both demerits and merits.

Promotion from within have the following merits:

  • It provides motivation for employees to strive towards better performance if they see that promotional positions are to be filled from within the organization.
  • It may lead to greater job satisfaction as employees acquire more responsibility on appointment to senior positions.
  • It may lead to better qualified employees as insiders have acquired knowledge or skills which may be specific to the organization.
  • An internal recruitment policy is likely to be acceptable to existing employees and their trade unions.
  • It is likely to be less expensive in terms of both recruitment expenses and orientation time.


It however has certain demerits which include:

  • It could lead to inbreeding as people share the same views and experiences.
  • It may create disharmony especially where more than one person is qualified for promotion.


Posted Date: 12/15/2012 6:21:21 AM | Location : United States

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