GASPRO International Journal of Eminent Scholars
ANALYSIS OF RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND MANAGEMENT COMPETENCE AS CORRELATES OF STAFF PRODUCTIVITY IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN AKWA IBOM STATES
This study aims to investigate the relationship between the recruitment process, management competence, and staff productivity in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Obviously, the recruitment process and management competence play crucial roles in determining the productivity of staff members in tertiary institutions. Management competence provide valuable insights into the recruitment practices and both contribute to staff productivity in tertiary institutions. By identifying the key factors affecting productivity, educational administrators and policymakers can develop strategies to enhance recruitment processes and improve management competencies, ultimately leading to improved staff productivity in Akwa Ibom State. The implications of this research are significant for the field of human resource management in the education sector. Recruitment is a core function of the Human Resource department and it involves everything from identifying, attracting, screening, shortlisting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and on boarding employees. A competent manager possesses leadership qualities, strategic thinking abilities, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Stages of Recruitment Process include: Job Analysis and Hiring Needs Identification, sourcing and Attracting Candidates, candidate Screening and Assessment, back ground Checks and Verifications, offer Extension and Employment Negotiation. It is obvious that recruitment Process exerts remarkable effect on Staff Productivity such as promotion of quality of Hires, time - to - Fill Positions, employee Morale and Engagement, onboarding and Training as well as retention and Turnover. Apparently, management competence also plays a very important role as regards staff productivity on the ground of improved Communication and Clarity, enhanced Employee Engagement and Motivation, development of Employee Skills and Competencies, effective Conflict Resolution, and establishing Trust and Building Positive Relationships. One of the recommendations was that the management should clearly define the job requirements and qualifications for each position within the institution as this will ensure that the recruitment process attracts candidates with the necessary skills and competencies in process and management.
KEYWORDS: Recruitment Process, Management Competence, Staff Productivity, Tertiary Institutions and Akwa Ibom State.
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