One of the main tasks of staff management is finding new employees. As a general rule, two options are available, for both large companies and SMEs: in-house recruitment and external recruitment.
The advantages of in-house recruitment are obvious: companies can avoid certain costs and reduce staff fluctuations. Employees are more motivated when there are in-house opportunities.
However, in-house recruitment can also cause disagreements; for example, when several employees are interested in the same position. It is also more difficult, within an SME, to turn down a person from within the company.
External recruitment of staff is playing an increasingly large and costly role for companies. But it does present decisive advantages: people from outside the company contribute new ideas and new potential. On the other hand, integration of new employees can present some difficulties and entail lengthy training periods.