Hiring from within - how to boost it?


A Talent Acquisition leader in an industry with a high turnover rater has recently reminded me: when you need to fill a job, make sure to look inside, first.

Indeed, internal mobility should be expected to fill at least ⅓ of your open positions. Not only that, but it has a double benefit: it will increase your retention rate and fill your much-needed, typically higher-level role. Yes, you may need to backfill, but it's good to keep that obvious source in mind.

Another leader shared with me a simple, yet very effective way to boost internal mobility: to have each internal candidate receive a call from your recruiter, within 48 hours of their application.


About The Author

Yves Lermusi (aka Lermusiaux) is CEO & co-founder of Checkster. Mr. Lermusi is a well known public speaker and a Career and Talent industry commentator. He is often quoted in the leading business media worldwide, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, and Time Magazine. His articles and commentary are published regularly in online publications and business magazines. Mr. Lermusi was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the Recruiting Industry” and his blog has been recognized as the best third party blog.