The recruitment process should not be initiated with an employee resignation or termination. An effective company should always be looking for strong candidates, both internally and externally. A comprehensive training and development program, combined with a detailed succession plan, should help you identify and nurture future managers and leaders for your organization. Occasionally you may come across a stellar candidate before you have a suitable position for him or her. At that point, serious consideration should be given to temporarily overstaffing a department if that’s what it takes. The short-term cost incurred will have a long-term payoff in a valuable addition to your team.