Omojola I. O


The study examined human capital selection process as correlates of academic staff productivity in Nigeria universities. It looked at how human capital selection process is related to productivity of academic staff in southwest Nigeria Universities. The descriptive survey design was used for this study. The population of this study consisted of 154 Deans, 849 Heads of Department and 11,828 academic staff in Southwest Nigeria Universities. The sample was one thousand eight hundred (1,800) respondents, comprising 20 Deans, 70 Heads of Department and 1,710 academic staff. Multistage sampling procedure which involves simple random sampling, stratified random sampling and proportional stratified random sampling technique were used to select them. Two self-designed instruments were used, Questionnaire on Human Capital Selection (QHCS) for academic staff and Productivity of Academic Staff Questionnaire (PASQ) for Deans and Heads of Departments. To establish the reliability of the instruments, the test-retest method was used. They were found to be 0.74 and 0.71 for QHRM and PASQ respectively. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics such as percentage; mean and standard deviation and Pearson’s product moment correlation. The hypothesis was tested at 0. 05 level of significance. The study revealed that human capital selection process is significantly related to productivity of academic staff. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that the managers should pay attention to the quality of the personnel to be hired into university system so that they will be able to do effective research and be more productive. The managers should also endearvour to select the best candidate during recruitment and have orientation for the staff so that they will adapt easily into the system. Managers should also encourage the selected candidates and guide them well during the probation period so that they will be productive. It was recommended that managers should evaluate the ability of the academic staff regularly and give them feedback after evaluation. Human resource managers should also motivate the academic staff through regular payment of salary and promotion.

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