Streamline the Internal Hiring Process

Unlock a key candidate source and facilitate internal talent mobility by optimizing your internal hiring process.

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Barriers to internal hiring include:

  • Complex or ad-hoc formal process for hiring internal candidates that limits internal applications and creates a poor employee experience.
  • Lack of visibility of internal opportunities resulting in a perceived lack of growth in the company.
  • Talent hoarding managers who want to keep their employees on their team or a perception that hiring internal means poaching employees.

Internal hiring benefits the organization by:

  • Reducing disengagement due to career stagnation and boredom.
  • Retaining staff as internal hires, which lower rates of voluntary and involuntary exit.
  • Breaking down silos by encouraging employees to move between teams and departments.

Module 1: Document the Current State of Internal Hiring

The Purpose

  • Conduct focus groups with employees, managers, and TA leaders and specialists.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • An understanding of the current state of internal hiring in the organization.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Conduct focus groups.
  • Consolidated notes from focus groups.

Module 2: Plan to Improve ITM

The Purpose

  • Evaluate the current state.
  • Set objectives and metrics.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Current state evaluated.
  • Objectives and metrics set.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Assess current ITM landscape.
  • Assessment of the current ITM landscape.
2.2 Identify inputs to ITM objectives.
2.3 Design talent selection practices that support optimization of ITM.
  • Creation of talent selection practices.
2.4 Select ITM objectives and metrics.
  • Objectives for the internal hiring project.
  • Metrics to measure project success.

Module 3: Define the Internal Hiring Process

The Purpose

  • Outline the current TA process.
  • Incorporate internal hiring practices into the TA process.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Internal hiring practices incorporated into the TA process.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Map current TA process.
  • Current state TA process map.
3.2 Select internal hiring best practices.
  • Decisions around internal hiring best practices.
3.3 Incorporate best practices into TA process.
  • Revised TA process.

Module 4: Prepare to Launch the New Internal Hiring Process

The Purpose

  • Create internal hiring guidelines.
  • Support the launch of the process with an action and communication plan.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Internal hiring guidelines created.
  • Process supported with action and communication plans.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Customize internal hiring guidelines.
  • Internal hiring guidelines.
4.2 Address potential risks and barriers.
4.3 Develop an action plan.
4.4 Develop a communication plan.
  • Action and communication plan.

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