The quickest solution is not always the best solution, especially for small businesses and startups seeking to grow. Before moving someone already in your organization to a different role, consider the benefits of bringing in someone with relevant experience and a fresh perspective. Via Entrepreneur:

Recruiting takes time but pays off in the long run.

Clients occasionally will say, “We are moving fast, this candidate was the quickest option, and we don’t want to lose time recruiting.” I’ve got news for you: Sometimes it’s more important to take a pause. One step back might be all you need to best position the business for the next 10 steps forward.

Recruiting talent for a new role typically is a three- to six-month process. It requires identifying, interviewing, negotiating and onboarding — and in small startups, those duties all might take time away from someone else’s normal job. Once that new person starts working, she or he is out of the gate at full speed. Like an Olympian sprinter, the right hire makes up whatever distance is needed to move into the lead. That’s far better than an inexperienced person who works during that entire period but inches along in perpetuity.

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