Challenges of Recruitment in a Nigerian Tertiary Institution: A Case Study of Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH)
Recruitment in organisations can be quite challenging particularly when trying to consider the right person for the job. It is no different in the educational sector. For this reason, this study examined recruitment processes in a Nigerian academic setting using Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) as a case study by identifying their existing recruitment process and examining the challenges of their recruitment process.The study adopted descriptive research design. A total of 138 academic staff and non-academic staff were examined using questionnaire which was later analysed with SPSS. The study found out that OSUSTECH has an existing recruitment process and practices which stimulates quality manpower but poor human resource planning, inexperience employers, inadequate information on vacancy, inadequate job content among many others are the challenges encountered during the recruitment practice. The study concluded that recruitment process still has a long way to go especially in the academic setting and it is recommended that further studies should be carried out on probable solutions to arrest the challenges associated with it.
Keywords: Recruitment Processes, Tertiary institutions, Challenges