Ask the Expert: 3 Steps for Handling Internal Candidates

BLR Senior Legal Content Specialist, Jeanna Crocker, recently received the following question: "What are considered best practices on internal candidates?" Crocker answered this question by offering these 3 steps and expert best practices: Establish a Policy That is Fair and Consistent; Be Transparent and Communicate Often; and Check with Candidate Before Contacting Manager.


But first, why should you consider internal candidates? Crocker says, that utilizing internal candidates can provide your company with several advantages, including:

  • Greater available information about the candidates,
  • Lower posting, screening, and onboarding costs,
  • Reduced training time, and
  • Improved retention.


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