[IPAC-List] External Applicants

Lance Seberhagen sebe at erols.com
Thu Oct 11 13:45:13 EDT 2012

You already know the obvious reasons. Here is a reason for recruiting
external applicants (or both external and internal applicants) that may
not be so obvious.

1. For political purposes -- to give hope to local residents that the
economy is improving. This is done even when there are no actual job
vacancies to fill.

Early in my career, when I worked for the State of Minnesota many years
ago, I naively asked why we were still recruiting for certain jobs when
we were not hiring anyone for those jobs and already had a 3,000 year
supply of names on our eligible lists for those jobs. The response I
got from top management was that we were intentionally recruiting for
those jobs to give hope to the local community during the economic

Could it be possible that some Ohio jurisdictions are doing that now?

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Lance Seberhagen, Ph.D.
Seberhagen & Associates
9021 Trailridge Ct
Vienna, VA 22182
Tel 703-790-0796
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On 10/11/2012 10:56 AM, Dennis Doverspike wrote:

> Does anyone have a good list of reasons they would like to share for: The

> advantages of allowing applicants from outside the organization versus

> allowing only internal or promotional applicants.


> Dennis Doverspike

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