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An Investigation on the Recruitment and Selection Practices within SMEs in Healthcare Sector in Dublin, Ireland

Bhaumik, Deblina (2018) An Investigation on the Recruitment and Selection Practices within SMEs in Healthcare Sector in Dublin, Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Purpose: The research has the purpose of undertaking a comparative study of the manual and electronic process of recruitment as well as selection process specifically in the context of the SMEs belongs to the healthcare industry of Dublin.

Methodological Approach: For collecting data to address the research purpose, the research utilised interview as the primary tool and literature sources to be the secondary approach. The sample for the interview has involved 7 healthcare workers and HR professionals from Dublin healthcare organisations. This sample was suitable for obtaining relevant data for undertaking the comparative analysis of manual and electronic recruitment process within the Dublin healthcare industry. Further, the inductive approach has been employed in the study for having broader prospects and performing in-depth investigation for attaining desired outcomes with the fulfilment of core research purpose of obtaining issues and effectiveness concerned with manual versus electronic recruitment process.

Findings: The data findings of this study suggests that manual process has been complicated and lengthy as well as complex for reaching global level candidates in the recruitment procedure. Electronic process is presently utilised in Dublin's healthcare industry and associated SMEs which is effective in reaching global candidates in the minimal amount of time but still, it has limitations such as expensiveness and failure in meeting the level of analysing right candidate as in the manual process. Thus, the mixed approach has obtained to be suitable for Dublin healthcare industry for recruitment and selection.

Research Limitations: The research has considerable limitations in terms of the limited sample size for conducting the interview that restricts the amount of data findings and somehow less responsive interviewees in the interview.

Practical Implications: In terms of practical implications, it can be said that the research is beneficial for healthcare organisations in understanding the value of the manual process of recruitment and would enable them to enhance their recruitment process by providing the opinion regarding adoption of mix approach including both electronic and manual process.

Originality: Although there has been the remarkable share of previous studies, still a gap has been present regarding the constant comparative analysis of manual versus the electronic process of recruitment and selection which is addressed by the present study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Recruitment
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small Business Sector
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 14:11
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 14:11
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3316

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