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As assessment of the recruitment, selection and retention of technical staff in the Limpopo Department of Agriculture

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dc.contributor.advisor Kahn, Sinval Benjamin
dc.contributor.advisor Luvuno, Londoloza Leo
dc.contributor.author Letshokgohla, Moloko Phineas
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-03T06:15:52Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-03T06:15:52Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06
dc.identifier.citation Letshokgohla, Moloko Phineas (2015) As assessment of the recruitment, selection and retention of technical staff in the Limpopo Department of Agriculture, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18679> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18679
dc.description.abstract This research examined the problem of poor retention of employees with scarce skills in the Limpopo Department of Agriculture. Employees with scarce skills were selected to participate in the research which focused on recruitment, selection and retention. Recruitment, selection and retention of line employees with valued skills are a major crises facing many institutions. The problem of poor retention and turnover of line employees with scarce skills has far reaching consequences in that dissatisfaction with working conditions causes additional turnover. To some extent, the Department can control the turnover rate of its employees with scarce skills. The research assessed recruitment, selection and retention of line employees with scarce skills in the Limpopo Department of Agriculture. The research concentrated on the reasons for poor retention of line employees with scarce skills, the extent of turnover of employees with scarce skills, what process do the Limpopo Department of Agriculture follow in filling vacant post and what interventions and measures do the Department undertakes to ensure compliance to the recruitment policy. A questionnaire was used to collect data from managers and line employees with scarce skills. A hundred (100) questionnaires were distributed and 67 were returned. The findings revealed that Limpopo Department of Agriculture can do more in retaining its valued line employees (those with scarce skills). The challenge of scarce skills in the Department is compounded by the high demand of for instance engineers, state veterinarians and researchers in South Africa. There is a war on scarce skills in South Africa, Generation Y needs resources, better working conditions and a better salary to be retained. The research findings were evaluated and possible strategies for improving recruitment, selection and retention of line employees with scarce skills are recommended. The Department should design a career progression path policy. This would assist in retaining scarce skills in the public sector. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, 121 leaves) : illustrations, some color
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Agricultural engineer en
dc.subject Hydrologist en
dc.subject Limpopo Department of Agriculture (LDA) en
dc.subject Line employee en
dc.subject Recruitment en
dc.subject Retention en
dc.subject Scarce skills en
dc.subject Selection en
dc.subject State veterinarian en
dc.subject Veterinary technologist en
dc.subject Vacancy rate en
dc.subject.ddc 352.65096825
dc.subject.lcsh Employees -- Rating of -- South Africa -- Limpopo en
dc.subject.lcsh Employee selection -- South Africa -- Limpopo en
dc.subject.lcsh Employee retention -- South Africa -- Limpopo en
dc.subject.lcsh Limpopo (South Africa). Department of Agriculture en
dc.title As assessment of the recruitment, selection and retention of technical staff in the Limpopo Department of Agriculture en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Public Administration and Management en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Administration)


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