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If a vacancy has arisen as a result of a departure, does it make sense to fill it with someone with the same, lesser or more experience?
It is always worth considering whether a good unqualified support person would be a more productive addition to the team, relieving qualified staff from activities which the support person could do.
You need to make sure that the parameters of the package make sense. The default position of many human resources departments is to insist on a lower-end salary package, which may effectively eliminate the best candidates. Try to short cut a wasted effort phase by making sure that the package matches the profile so that you can attract the right candidates.
Consider what role or involvement any of the following will have, and at what stage:
human resources manager
person to whom head of legal reports
head of legal
other legal colleagues
other business colleagues?
Remember to inform your team that you will be recruiting—it can be very disconcerting if the first they know about it is an advertisement.
Desperation to fill a vacancy because of the volume of
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