Involves attracting applicants for a post from outside the business. There are numerous benefits and drawbacks associated with each type of recruitment. Whether internal or external recruitment is chosen will very much depend upon the following: whether or not there are staff of the right calibre required for the post internally; whether or not the business wants to bring in fresh ideas and experience from outside the business; the budget available – external recruitment generally tends to be more expensive than internal; the effect the decision will have on the morale and motivation of existing staff.