colleges, and labour unions (Swanson & Holton, 2001). The method favours candidates for job
who may not possess the direct experience in a particular line of work in a company.
Nevertheless, the inexperience candidate in most cases is anticipated to provide perspectives that
are out of the box for to an organisation. In addition, external source is often employed by
business ventures when the existing open or vacant position cannot be fulfilled by another
employee due to either specialty or technicality of the position (Richason, 2015). One of the
advantages of this method is that new employees tend to bring new perspectives into the
organisation which in turn has the potential of bringing new insights into the industry (Sims,
2007). The method in comparison to the internal source helps in the elimination of political
infighting for promotions in the company as it limits chances of emergence of political
supporters in form of groups in a firm. External source just like the internal source also has its
limitations (Gatewood, Field & Barrick, 2011). For example, the selected candidate may be an
appropriate or ideal person for the job in question. Furthermore, the method often breeds internal
discontent among employees whose morale may have been thwarted in situations where the
vacant position may have provided them with a chance for promotion and carrier development.
The selected candidate may take longer time to adjust during the orientation period.
The third method is the third party sourcing. In this method, LaVoie (2013) argues that
agencies for placement or even the headhunter technique may be incorporated in the search for
job candidates who are qualified. These sources may employ various tools and techniques in the
process of searching for suitable job applicants through channels such as extension of offers of
on salary compensation that has been improved, as well as benefit packages that are flexible
(Kluemper & Rosen, 2009). The major benefits of third party are creating a relationship with the
candidates, providing a platform for evaluating a candidate, and providing solutions that are