Promote or hire, that is the question

Table of Contents


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.


HR Consultant UK can help if you have any questions about Promote or hire, that is the question
. Our HR consultant in London can assist you if you live in London. Suppose you live further afield thats not an issue! Visit our HR Consultants Near Me page to find the best consultancy nearest to you.
See you next time!



Leave a Replay

Why HR Consultants UK!

HR Consultant UK Offers HR advice for local businesses in the UK. Our HR Consultants Near Me Page will help you get in contact with local HR Consultancy.

Alternatively, view our list of cities covered by HR experts.  Its time to get all your HR issues solved! 

Enjoy the Blog!

Recent Posts

Follow Us

Sign up for our Newsletter

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit

Local HR Consultants

Local HR

Local HR advice with our partner’s Bark.

Finding A Recommended HR Consultant Near You Is Easy With Our Partner Bark. 100s of Top Rated Local Professionals Waiting to Help You Today. 

Book HR Consultants