Are internal recruiters just failed externals?

Are internal recruiters just failed externals?

In-house or external? The ongoing battle between the two defining areas a recruiter can indulge in. Shall they go for the flair of a big brand name? Or chance it in the fast-paced, high-thrills world of externals? But which, if any, is better?

A recent thread on a sub-Reddit site, RecruiterWoes, debated the issue, with the off-kilter question of “Are internal recruiters just failed externals?” Naturally, the post generated a lot of attention, with recruiters chiming in to say their piece.

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  • Jen
    Jen
    Mon, 6 Nov 2017 2:40pm GMT
    Failed externals? Not at all. The rise of the internal recruiter feels to me like HR & business leaders officially recognising that there is a place for a professional, dedicated recruitment function to exist within an organisation. In-house functions allow for centralisation of recruitment and cost savings where this function replaces high volume recruitment through externals actually allow the employer to recruit more freely and better manage the risks involved in recruitment. In my experience, many in-house recruiters build and manage relationships with externals as appropriate for their organisations. My own external experience has certainly helped me prevent certain high street recruiters with aggressive sales tactics harassing our internal hiring managers.

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