External vs. Internal Candidates?

Guard Against the Myth of the Flawless Outsider

Before you automatically assume that you must go to the outside to fill a key role, think twice. Does the role truly require a skill set that doesn't occur internally? Who in your talent pipeline shows promise?

There are times when only an outsider will do – but are you challenging yourself to exercise true due diligence? And what benefits can an insider offer over an external hire?

Humans often gravitate to the "bright shiny penny" over the familiar. Honestly weigh the costs and benefits of selecting someone known versus unknown to you.

Comparing the Benefits of Hiring External vs. Internal Candidates
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