Internal Recruiting or External Recruiting which one is better and turns out to be fruitful in terms of required staff for that we need to understand both the concept of Internal Recruiting and External Recruiting.

Internal Recruitment means focusing on current employees and others with previous contact with an employing organization. Friends of present employees, former employees, and previous applicants may be sources. Promotions, demotions, and transfers also can provide additional people for an organizational unit, if not for the entire organization.
  • Promotion and Transfer
  • Current Employee Referrals
  • Recruiting Former Employees and Applicants
If internal sources do not produce sufficient acceptable candidates for jobs, many external sources are available. These sources include schools, colleges and universities, employment agencies, labor unions, media sources, and trade and competitive sources.

Internal Recruitment definitely is on the priorities because current employees have better understanding of the business, Culture, and environment in comparison with outside candidates. Incase if the company is moving towards a new project or business and if that project or business is out of its expertise than external recruitment would be a choice to invite application according to expertise requirement.

External candidates can lead as change agent for the companies whose culture and environment is resistant to change as compared to internal employees are accustomed.

Internal Recruitment helps to motivate the employees to work hard and performance which can lead to their performance and job shifts to avoid monotony & mundane jobs.

In external recruitment there are more intermediaries like consultancy and consultants as in case of internal recruitment the intermediaries are involved as candidates applied are their own employee.

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From India, Pune
HI Folks
please tell me the difference between Internal Recruitement and External Recruitement.
And also let me know that how you guys will maintain the employees databases , i mean what techniques you will use
Please guys help me in this.
With Regards

From India, Hyderabad
Hi Nitin,
Internal recruitment is inhouse recruitment which u will do for ur company only i.e filling up the position of ur company itself.
External recruitment is providing candidate to ur client to fill their position. It means work for ur client.
Thare are so many softwares to maintain the database or else u can maintain on excel sheet as well.
Thanks & regards,
Kajal ratnesh

From India, Bangalore
Hi there,
The difference between Internal & External Recruitment.
Internal Recruitment:
Is when you try to fill up a position in your organization using internal available recourses. Which means that there are employees within the organization are fit for fill in the post created or required contrary to the External Recruitment. This methods is helpful if you want to hire people in management postion usually the company prefers to recruit people from within the organization due to the fact there have been there longer they know the organization very well
External Recruitment:
Is when you advertise in the local or international papers to find candidates to fill in positions in your organization. This method is mostly used, this also includes outsourcing recruitment.
Sometimes when organizations fails to find employees within the organization suitable to fill in a position created they used the external recruitment method.

From Oman, Muscat
Internal or External Recruitment
The Internal Recruitment is the most favorite source of candidates in the stable and developed companies. The Internal Recruitment needs a strong support from other HR Processes, because the unmanaged internal recruitment process can lead to disappointed managers and employees in the organization. The Succession Planning and strong and consistent Performance Management are needed to ensure the success of the internal recruitment.
The internal recruitment can offer the chance to change the job position to anyone in the organization, but the efficient internal recruitment process needs a strong help from other processes to provide managers with the additional information to work with. In case of the unknown additional information, the internal recruitment process can not offer much of the value added. The internal job candidate should be known to the organization and the HRM Function should provide the hiring manager with the information about the background information.
The internal recruitment process has to be driven by strict and agreed HR Rules and HR Policies as the unclear rules for the process can bring a lot of tension inside the organization as the best employees can be easily stolen among different units and different managers. This issue looks pretty simple to solve, but the reality can bring difficult issues and conflicts among the management team and can affect the performance of the organization hardly.
Internal Recruitment Pros and Cons
The Internal Recruitment can build a strong loyalty with the organization as the employees have a chance to change their position after a period of time. The employees are not pressed to look for opportunities on the external job market.
The Internal Recruitment can be cheaper for the organization and can save the costs dedicated to the training and induction of new employees. Also, as the candidate knows the organization, the possibility of the failure is not a significant issue to the organization.
The Internal Recruitment needs strong management from the HRM Function, which can lead to the conflicts and the HRM Function has to have a position to be able to act as a strong facilitator in the conflict resolution.
The Internal Recruitment can lead to huge issues when the candidates come from one department. The managers have to have the right to protect their own interests in the organization as they are responsible for the smooth operation.
The Internal Recruitment does not bring new skills and competencies to the organization and organization with an intensive usage of the internal recruitment can suffer from the fresh blood.
External Recruitment Pros and Cons
The External Recruitment brings new people to the organization, which can be a huge benefit for the organization. The External Recruitment allows the organization to define the right requirements and the organization can select the candidate, which suits the organization best. The external recruitment can be in many situations quicker solutions, mainly in the situation, when the job market is full of potential job candidates.
The external recruitment and proper campaign increase the popularity of the organization on the job market, which helps to improve the position for further expansion.
On the other hand, the external recruitment is expensive and takes a lot of energy from the HRM Function to handle all the job candidates in the selection process.

From India, Madras
Dear Peer,
In both internal and external recruitment advantages and disadvantages are.
In internal recruitment, the person requires less training about the organization and process, the person will start the work from the next moment once he/she is appointed. This will motivate other employees to perform well to gain the promotion.
Disadvantages like, this may lead to ego clash among the collegues. Partiality or favouritism might have been created.
In external recruitment, the advantages like, the newly appointed person can process new ideas and startergies which he/she learned from the previous employer. Ego clash will not be created.
in External recruitment, the disadvanges like, the senior staff will not obey his/her command.
They will consume more time to learn to pocess.
Any way , if the person is suitable for the vaccancy, kindy fill after the proper counselling .

From India, Bangalore
Internal recruitment means promotion, internal depatment change, demotion, transfer.
External recruitment means, hiring a new person for a particular post in a company either directly or thru some consultancies....

From India, Madras

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