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HR Selection Distortions: A theoretical framework for the Fiji Public Service

Vosikata, Sunia and Faifua, Denise (2012) HR Selection Distortions: A theoretical framework for the Fiji Public Service. Journal of US-China Public Administration, 9 (7). pp. 775-790. ISSN 1548-6591

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Despite being frequently perceived as a pertinent issue necessary to critically examine how incumbents are selected on merit, HR selection distortions is typically illdefined and poorly explained in much debate, hence, more precision in terms of contextualization of practice is needed. Through explaining and synthesizing the work of a number of scholars from different disciplines, the paper develops a theoretical framework for a meta- analysis, which begins with an exploration of the relationship between HR selection, networking and relational ties, employee’s justice perceptions, group heterogeneity and worker performance in Fiji’s public service institutions. The theoretical framework provides the leeway for the research questions to be answerable and the postulated hypotheses testable. However, more needs to be done to explain not only the nature and emergence of HR selection distortions but also the very real problems it faces in sustaining itself, let alone transforming the hiring processes in Fiji’s public service. The value of the paper lies in its theoretical innovation, drawing on a range of disciplines, and its attempt to situate HR selection distortions precisely, conceptually, theoretically, and practically.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Publisher-David Publishing-is blacklisted/predatory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca - Waqairagata
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2021 05:35
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2021 05:35

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