The challenges of employee resourcing: the perceptions of managers in Nigeria

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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. https://doi.org/10.1108/cdi-01-2017-0003
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TitleThe challenges of employee resourcing: the perceptions of managers in Nigeria
AuthorsAdisa, T., Osabutey, E., Gbadamosi, G. and Mordi, C.
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.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherEmerald
JournalCareer Development International
ISSN1362-0436
Publication dates
Print07 Sep 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Sep 2017
Accepted11 Jul 2017
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/cdi-01-2017-0003
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