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Internal vs External Recruitment

Last updated Mar 16, 2023 Edit

# Worksheet

# Compare the process of recruiting internally and externally.

Internal recruitment is beneficial due to the fact that the business has more data about the candidates and can therefore make more informed judgements about who would be a better fit for the business. However, when recruiting internally, it is very likely to create conflict or resentment between employees. This would reduce the efficiency of the business and could break teams apart. External recruitment on the other hand is much more costly and time-consuming, although it does enable the recruitment of someone who specialises in the role that they are applying for, rather than someone who is simply promoting from another role. This means that the role could be filled with somebody more specialised.

# Through research and from what already has been covered, evaluate why McDonald’s may focus a lot of their recruitment efforts internally.

McDonald’s has a high staff turnover rate, meaning that many employees do not remain in the company for long. However, by making all the roles above crew member something that a crew member can be promoted into means that motivation is boosted for employees and that people in management positions have a better understanding of what employees lower down the chain are experiencing. By recruiting externally, they would lose a lot of these benefits and would possibly reduce the overall efficiency of the business. As a company, McDonald’s also likes to create the image that they train up new managers, bringing value to the individuals in their future career and future employers. By doing this, McDonald’s can use their internal recruitment strategies to bolster their public relations and gain additional credibility with others.

External recruitment would lead to new people appearing higher up in the store’s hierarchy, which may make more senior crew members feel cheated out of a promotion.

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# References

Motivation → The will or desire to do something