On Tue, 2004-11-16 at 16:43, David Murphy wrote:
> > It is very common to prefer people that allready are within the company,
> > because it's part of that people want to advance at some point. If the
> > company sees their employee's as a valuable ressource (which they
> > should), they will give you a position that you apply for internally,
> > given that you profile fits and depending on the other applicatants,
> > instead of risking that you might look for a job outside the company.
>> Realistically, it has more to do with the fact that current employees
> are a known quantity, whereas you always take a risk with a new hire,
> no matter how thoroughly you interview them, so when you've got a
> choice between two people who can probably do the job, one of which
> already works for you, it's a case of 'better the devil you know'.
> It's almost never thought of in terms of "Oh no!, We might lose X" -
> that's not how the real world works.
I would not put it "Oh no!, We might lose X", but I would put it the way
that it's cheaper (and of course the factor, that you know people
allready) to let somebody advance within the company, because somebody
from the outside might need a lot more training, knowledge on corporate
rules/procedures and the products that the company might carry.
People that move inside the company just fit in more rapidly into a new
position, than somebody, that comes from the outside.
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