The difference between a closed internal recruitment system and an open internal recruitment system is the range of potential candidates who are told about the position.
In both cases, the company is looking to fill a vacancy from among the people already employed by the company. In an open internal recruitment system, news of the vacancy is broadcasted company-wide, and anyone who feels that they may be suitable for the position is able to reply. In a closed internal recruitment system, the human resources department will handpick a few employees who they believe to be suitable for the position and informs only this small group. In this way, a shortlist has been created before anyone has even applied for the position.
For example, if a sales manager resigns, current senior sales representatives may be invited to apply for the position in a closed internal recruitment drive. In an open internal recruitment drive, on the other hand, everyone in the company who met the requirements for the...
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