HR Glossary
Internal Recruitment

Internal Recruitment

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What is Internal Recruitment?

An internal recruiter is an employee who works in the human resources department and is responsible for finding candidates for open positions within the company. This can be done through promotions or internal transfers.

Internal recruitment is cheaper than external recruitment. This is because you do not have to advertise the position, and you do not have to pay for job boards or agencies to find suitable candidates. You also do not need to pay the personnel or benefits.

Employees are already in your company. It is easier for them to identify with your company. The relationship they have with one another can be an advantage.

Employee referrals are a good recruitment method. Employees often know of employees they know may be interested in working on the inside.

In an internal recruitment process, employees already in your company are screened to see if they are qualified for the


There are a few key reasons why internal recruitment is necessary. First, recruiting from within saves time and money. Companies can avoid the cost of advertising, interviewing, and training new employees. Second, promoting from within can improve morale. Employees who see that their company is willing to invest in their development are more likely to feel valued and be more engaged in their work. Finally, recruiting from within can help companies build a pool of qualified candidates for future vacancies. By investing in the development of their employees, companies can ensure that they have a pool of qualified candidates to choose from when positions become available.

Advantages and disadvantages of the internal recruitment process


• 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


• 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