The Challenges of Employee Resourcing: The Perceptions of Managers in Nigeria.

Adisa, T., Osabutey, E., Gbadamosi, G. and Mordi, C., 2017. The Challenges of Employee Resourcing: The Perceptions of Managers in Nigeria. Career Development International, 22 (6), pp. 703-723.

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DOI: 10.1108/CDI-01-2017-0003

Abstract

Purpose – The existing literature on the recruitment and selection process in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) context has not sufficiently revealed inherent challenges. This article examines managers’ perceptions of employee resourcing in Nigeria. Methodology – This article uses qualitative data which was generated from the semi-structured interviews of 61 managers across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. Findings – The article finds that in addition to the Federal Character Principle and the Quota System Policy, favouritism, ethnicity, age and gender discrimination, as well as corruption significantly inhibit the recruitment and selection process in Nigeria. Consequently, the ability to hire the best workers to improve competitiveness is also inadvertently hampered. Originality/value – The paper shows that the institutional and cultural variations in SSA require a nuanced approach in the recruitment and selection process in order to enhance organisational competitiveness.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0955-6214
Uncontrolled Keywords:Recruitment; selection; employee resourcing; Nigeria
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:29507
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:24 Jul 2017 14:38
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 15:14

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