Methods of Recruitment and Their Advantages

Each and every organization has its own selection process and the guidelines for the recruitment process are documented and administered by human resource department in the organization. Administering policies and procedures for recruitment allows a company to find the best possible candidate for any position and also promotes growth opportunities for employees. There are mainly two methods of recruitment which are given below:

Internal Recruitment:
It is a recruitment process which takes place with in the company and the sources of internal recruitment are transfers, promotions and re employment of ex employees. When a position opens in an organization, it is typically posted on the company’s intranet and in common areas. If an employee working in the company is interested in the position, then he is required to go through a similar process as an external candidate.

Internal recruitment increases employee’s productivity as their motivation level increases and it also saves time, money and effort required to hire an external candidate. People already familiar with the business and its operations can be hired. The business can also know the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates.

External Recruitment:
External sources of recruitment have to be solicited from outside the organization and getting external candidates costs lot of time and money for the organization. External sources of recruitment for a company includes advertisements, employment exchanges, employment agencies, educational institutes, labor contractors, recommendations etc. In this process the human resource department in the organization screen resumes of candidates who applied, and select resumes of those who are qualified for the position.

The main advantage of the external recruiting is that the people from outside bring new ideas for the company and the people have wider range of experience.