Through the years, I have often seen talented individuals that were well qualified for a job not offered the position due to many issues which I will discuss in more depth in this article.
There are many different reasons why these talented individuals were allowed to go work for a competitor!!! Yes, that’s right….A competitor is where they end up and now that talent is working against you and your organization!
Your internal promotes are great for maintaining the culture that you have in place. In fact, they spur growth in your company as an example to others of how they can grow their careers as well. This is the minor leagues per se.
Outside hires are important because they have experience in your field and have shorter learning curves. They also will bring several new ideas into your business and this process infuses growth. This will also assist in the training and development of your internal promotes.
In turn your internals help with the cultural development piece since they have been acclimated and in the system for some time.
This type of symbiotic relationship is paramount for growth. It aids in the development of the teams you are building as they both contribute and help each other grow in different ways.
I would not. Her expertise and talents are valuable, and she will likely bring some great ideas in the marketing area that easily make it worth it.
As a hiring manager your goal should be to bring on the best talent you can. If you spend that extra $5,000 on a talented manager typically they make that up and then some.
I once had the pleasure of speaking with the founder of Sam Adams, Jim Koch. We were talking about people and the one pearl that he left me with was to always raise the talent pool by hiring people that were smarter than he.
This recipe and the great culture he created at Sam Adams (not to mention the best lagerJ) has created a great working environment and happy team members.
Go into battle for talent!!! They are out there, find them, get them, and keep them!!
All the best,
Coach In Training