A survey of the perceived challenges of recruitment and selection of public secondary school teachers in narok county
Recruitment and selection are the core areas of human resource management, they are not simply techniques of filling vacant posts, and if undertaken correctly they can enable organizations to achieve their mission, vision and strategic objectives. Ineffective recruitment and selection procedures are expensive to organizations as they lead to high employee’s turnover, increased training costs, increased supervision and ineffective and inefficient employees. The process of recruitment and selection of secondary school teachers has been experiencing various challenges since it was decentralized and delegated to the respective schools where the vacancies exist The objective of the study was to establish the perceived challenge of recruitment and selection of secondary school teachers in Narok Country as a result of the decentralization of the employment process from the Teachers Service Commission headquarters to the schools . The descriptive survey design was used in order to satisfy the research objectives. The target population was all the secondary schools in Narok County and all the secondary school principals formed the sample. Questionnaires were distributed to the 58 secondary school principles in Narok County. Simple descriptive statistics such as percentages were used to summarize data for derivation of meaning to the set of variables. The study established that there are various challenges to recruitment and selection such as lack of training of officers involved in selection, lack of adherence to the policy guidelines issued by the Teachers Service Commission. Continuous review, monitoring and evaluation of the procedures would go along way in addressing the challenges.