Exploring recruitment & selection practices in Pakistani SMEs

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    This study examines the adoption of recruitment & selection practices in Pakistani small & medium-size enterprises (SMEs). The study was conducted in the context of SMEs in the service and manufacturing sector in a Pakistani context. The primary data was collected through a survey of recruitment & selection practices and as such the study is quantitative in nature. For the purpose of this study, a SME is defined as an organization employing between 20 and 250 employees with a small organization employing 20-100 employees and a medium sized organization employing 101 -250 employees. The target population of the study consisted of SMEs operating in the city of Karachi, Pakistan. Stratified random sampling method was applied to collect data from 331 SMEs. Cross tabulation was used to examine the level (low, moderate or high) of adoption of recruitment and selection practices in small and medium size firms. Chi square statistics was used to see the significant differences between small and medium-size firms regarding the use of recruitment and selection practices our findings indicate that there is a low level of adoption of recruitment and selection practices in Pakistani SMEs. There were no significant differences between small and medium-size firms regarding the use of majority of recruitment and selection practices.

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    Pakistan; Recruitment; Selection; SMEs.

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Article ID: 4087
DOI: 10.14419/ijbas.v4i1.4087

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