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The Big Book of HR, Revised and Updated Edition by Cornelia Gamlem, Barbara Mitchell

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Hire From Inside or Outside the Organization?

Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, said, “Great people, not great strategies, are what made it all work. We spent extraordinary time recruiting, training, developing and rewarding the best. Our reach and our success would have been limited without the best people stretching to become better.”1

When a position becomes available either through growth or to replace an employee who is leaving for any reason, it is important to stop and determine exactly what is needed. If it is a replacement, it is common for managers to decide to hire someone with exactly the same skills that the previous employee had. It makes sense to, before you start recruiting, take the time to know what is needed for this position ...

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