A study of recuitment and selection procedures of senior officials into the Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal.
This study sought to investigate the recruitment and selection procedures of senior officials into the Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal Province. The study argued that recruitment and selection of staff in KZN Department of Education is faced with a number of problems as posts are advertised, withdrawn, delayed or cancelled. The study used interviews and document analysis as data collection instruments .Deputy Directors, Chief Education Specialists and Deputy Chief Education Specialists participated in interviews. Having investigated and correlated all the results, the researcher concluded that the problems pertaining to recruitment and selection, include: The contents of policies regarding recruitment and selection are not known by the officials. There is inconsistency between advertisement and short-listing. The interviewing committee is not properly constituted and the principles of objectivity and fairness are not adhered to. The study recommends that the Education Department must ensure that workshops on policies and legislations are organized and conducted for all officials and educators. Job evaluation must be thoroughly done. The Human Resources Department must ensure that the requirements on the advertisements are in line with the set criteria for short-listing.