Mahr
Head - Human Resources
Deepa Surakattula
Recruitments Non It
Tmg_virus
Hr Executive
Jaspreet_hr
Recruitment Process Management, Team Management
+5 Others

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Hi All,
What is the exact definition of Lateral Hiring ? Hiring till which level or experience range does it encompass?
This is a very common term in Recruitments. But when suddenly asked about it in detail I got confused. Please help me out with your views.
Thanks & Regards
Deepa
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Hi Deepa, I came across a very simple definition of Lateral Hiring - "professionals with several years of experience who move to a new company and assume a job at level similar to the one they left".
It depends upon the flexibility of Job Description. If a candidate with non-relevant experience can fit into the position, then no issues.
Most of the companies follow lateral hiring to maintain the standards.
Dear cite.hr I would highly appreciate if you could more elaborate the topic, " Lateral Hiring". Still I am not cleared with my doubts. Thanks in anticipation.
Lateral Hiring is mostly done for the higher level positions. It is like acquiring talent from the other firms like partners & associates with similar experiences or expertise in the relevant areas related to the business we run.
I am still trying to get more and exact definition of Lateral Hiring! Will Post it whenever I come across.
Regards,
Cite.hr
Lateral placements means when a company recruits someone on levels above the entry level (or the level being offered to people with no work experience) - owing to the work experience of the person.
For example - a company X hires students from XYZ MBA college at the level of Assistant Manager (for no work ex). However it offers a post of Manager to a student with a work of say 3 years. This will be called lateral placement in recruitment.
Hope this would be useful.
Thanks Mahesh...
But which definition is correct - Lateral hiring is for "higher level positions" or "levels above the entry level". There has been a confusion between recruiters of different industries. Please clarify. Cite.hr your views please.
Hai
lateral recruitment, it means we are recruiting a person who has almost the same kind of designation / role / responsibilities as that you are offering him without any additional or only notional increase in his salary.
Mostly, lateral recruitment would mean a movement at the same level of hierarchy with similar role / responsibilities and with no hike but to a different department / section of the same company.
and this type of recruitment process is generally practiced at higher levels in the organization
But how a person would be moved to another department / section of the same company? switching to another department I believe it means switching to another profile? Please make me clear..
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