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EMPLOYEES SELECTION CRITERIA IN NIGERIA
A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS IN NIGERIA.

BY

NWAOCHA, ERNEST IFEANYICHUKWU
99/MBA/1902

In Partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of the Masters in Business Administration (MBA), College of Post Graduate Studies,
Imo State University, Owerri.

November, 2009.

CERTIFICATION
This is to certify that the project was carried out by Nwaocha Ernest Ifeanyichukwu in the Department of Management, college of Post Graduate Studies, Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State.

Prof. A. C. Awujo________________________
Supervisor SignatureDate

Prof. P. U. Akanwa________________________
H.O.D (Dept of Mgt) SignatureDate

Prof. A. Anyanwu ________________________
Dean (faculty of Bus. Admin.) SignatureDate

____________________________________________
External ExaminerSignatureDate

DEDICATION
This work is dedicated to “The Holy Trinity” in One God and to my present last born. “Chizitere Newmann Ifeanyichukwu.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I am grateful to God Almighty, who gave me life and the opportunity to start and to complete this work.
I wish to express my whole hearted gratitude to my supervisor Prof. A. C. Awujo who find time to accommodate me in my faults.
My wife was a very big source of encouragement. I am left to say thank you darling.
To my lecturers and course representative, I remain grateful.
Finally, I want to thank every other person who helped me in one way or the other in the course of achieving this success. I pray that God will also help you to achieve a greater success in your endeavours, Amen.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Pages
Title pagei
Certificationii
Dedicationiii
Acknowledgementiv
Table of contentsv
Abstractviii
Chapter One – Introduction
1.1 Background of the study1
1.2 Statement of the problem4
1.3 Purpose of the study5
1.4 Research questions 5
1.5 Research Hypotheses 6
1.6 Significance of the study6
1.7 Scope of the study7
1.8 Limitations of the study8
1.9 Organization of the study9
1.10 Definition of terms10
Summary12
References13

Chapter Two – Review Related Literature
2.1Public Organization14
2.2Private Organization15
2.3Personnel Recruitment15
2.4Recruitment Process16
2.4.1Sources of Recruitment 18
2.5Selection Process20
2.6Selection Criteria21
2.6.1Application Form23
2.6.2.Curricula Vitae24
2.6.3Interview24
2.6.3.1Structured Interview25
2.6.3.2Semi-Structured Interview26
2.6.3.3Competency-based Interview26
2.6.3.4Panel Interview26
2.6.3.5Individual Interview27
2.6.3.6Sequential Interview27
2.6.3.7Interview Questions27
2.6.3.8Preparing for Interviews28
2.6.4Test30
2.6.5Referees31
2.6.6Assessment Centres31
2.7Selection Procedure33
2.7.1Educational Qualification33
2.7.2Experience34
2.7.3Physical Characteristics34
2.7.4Personal Characteristics35
2.7.5Geographical Characteristics35
2.8Waiver36
2.9Medical Check37
2.10Factors that cause non-selection38
2.11Feedback39
2.12The Science of Selection39
Summary41
Reference42
Chapter Three – Research Methodology
3.1Introduction45
3.2Research Design45
3.3Types of Data46
3.3.1Primary Data46
3.3.2Secondary Data46
3.4Sample and Sampling Technique46
3.5Sample size47
3.6Instrument for Data Collection48
3.6.1Questionnaire48
3.6.2Personal Interview48
3.6.3Library Research49
3.7 Reliability and Validity of Data50
3.8Data Analysis...
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