[ILUG] Google "behind the scenes" tech talk
david.murphy at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 16:43:23 GMT 2004
> It is very common to prefer people that allready are within the company,
> because it's part of that people want to advance at some point. If the
> company sees their employee's as a valuable ressource (which they
> should), they will give you a position that you apply for internally,
> given that you profile fits and depending on the other applicatants,
> instead of risking that you might look for a job outside the company.
Realistically, it has more to do with the fact that current employees
are a known quantity, whereas you always take a risk with a new hire,
no matter how thoroughly you interview them, so when you've got a
choice between two people who can probably do the job, one of which
already works for you, it's a case of 'better the devil you know'.
It's almost never thought of in terms of "Oh no!, We might lose X" -
that's not how the real world works.
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