Benefits of external recruitment

Touchstone Recruitment 13.05.2018

When a job position opens up, the first thoughts for the department manager or business owner is to decide whether external recruitment is needed or if the position can be filled by a current employee.

There are a number of influencers for the decision and situations where one can be a better choice than the other. Here are some reasons why external recruitment can be the best choice for your business:

Wider choice

Especially relevant within smaller businesses, by casting the net wider there is an increased chance of finding someone that matches with the responsibilities of the job. The increased likelihood provides better availability of skilled and qualified employees for your company.

Fresh skills and input

Instead of recruiting someone that has been with the company for a number of years, external recruitment can offer fresh ideas and a different way of thinking to the company. New employees can also provide insight into ways their previous employers worked.


External hiring avoids disrupting a stable workflow. By promoting a current employee, another vacant position is opened that must be filled, thus making the process longer than it needs to be. External hiring is a method for greater efficiency in expanding your work force.

Workplace morale

It is often claimed that internal recruitment increases morale, but only one employee will get the position. Those that do not get the promotion are likely to become discouraged if not granted the position, more so when internal competition is high. New talent from outside the company can even motivate current employees to achieve more.

If you’re looking to add new blood to your team, contact Touchstone Recruitment. Our specialist advisors help fill Our South West London recruitment agency specialises in recruitment for a range of roles: secretarial and PA, legal and compliance, finance and accounting, and office and administration.

If you are looking for your next role in Putney, Richmond, the South Bank and the surrounding areas of South West London, contact us today on 020 3143 4600 to let us know what type of position you're looking for.

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