Problems of human resource selection and career policy in Georgian higher education institutions

This paper discusses the staff recruitment process policy as a systematic one, carried out by higher education institutions to attract the human resources that have the knowledge, skills and qualifications necessary to achieve the goals of the University. During the process of selection, the higher education institutions identify the applicants, according to the requirements and criteria for the vacancies. A fair, open and acceptable selection procedure enhances the image and credibility of the University. The study aimed to determine the extent to which the human resource selection and career policy in Georgian higher education institutions responds to the above mentioned, generally accepted and recognized visions. The problems of human resource selection and career policy in Georgian higher education institutions may pose a serious threat to the future of the university and society as a whole. The survey was conducted by a sociological research method. Participation in the study was offered to all authorized universities in Georgia that implement accredited programs. 11 universities agreed to participate. Participation in the survey was voluntary. It involved both academic and administrative staff. 805 respondents were interviewed. The questionnaire included open as well as closed questions. The questionnaire was based on the results of the research of contemporary scientific works related to the research problem by both international and national higher education researchers. The study has shown that human resource selection and career development policies in Georgian higher education institutions differ from each other and often do not coincide with the generally accepted requirements dictated by modern circumstances in this area. Based on the research, it was revealed that solving the staff recruitment process depends on harmonization of the requirements of the European educational space and the National Qualifications Framework, which can be implemented by the administration of higher education institutions in Georgia through understanding a systemic approach that develops universities’ competitive advantage. The results of the research can be used by all higher education institutions operating in Georgia, regardless of their organizational form and size.
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