Promote or hire, that is the question

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The signs are not strong yet, but companies are already starting to project a recovery, even if timid, in the market. This is the period to form a high performance team, with good executives, to “lead ahead”. A recurring question arises at this point: to boost the team, should we promote people from the company or seek new blood in the market? Both choices have their advantages and disadvantages. If the first option is chosen, it is essential to assess whether the listed employees actually have the knowledge and skills required at a time of recovery to assume a more managerial role. It is necessary to do a reading to understand if the professional has the necessary behavioral and technical characteristics, and what are the points that will need to be developed and in how long.

Bringing in someone from outside is a chance to acquire knowledge or seniority sought by the company, but it is important to assess the professional's behavioral skills and values ​​- does he have the company's “feel”? If this is the decision, it is essential to be very careful to communicate it internally, because, if there are professionals who are waiting for the promotion, the effect on the organizational climate and engagement is a risk. It is also necessary to consider that there will be a time for alignment with the business – culture, values ​​and knowledge of the company's dynamics. Regardless of whether you choose to promote internally or choose someone from the outside, the point is that the company needs to have the right person in the right place.

Which, in practice, means having clarity on the potential and capacity of the professional, thus avoiding problems right there in front. It is essential to know what you are looking for and what you need to “occupy” such a chair. Therefore, it is better to plan and delve deeper before making such a decision.

Fabio SouzaRegional Manager RS, for Jornal do Comércio.

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