Influence of Recruitment Procedure on Performance of Academic Staff of Amoud University, Somaliland
This study investigated the influence of recruitment procedure on the performance of the academic staff of Amoud University. Recruitment procedure was measured from sourcing and screening; and performance of academic staff was measured from teaching, research, publication and community service. The problem of the study was the low performance of the academic staff of Amoud University. Between 2012 – 2018, only 9% of the academic staff produced research papers and viable research reports; while only 13% of the staff were members of national technical committees. The study was a cross-sectional survey of a random sample of 112 academic staff of Amoud University in June 2019. The study found that recruitment procedures are poor; only 8% of the staff were properly recruited. The performance of academic staff was generally low at an average of 12%. Only 12% of the staff produced good performance in all measures of aspects functions. Recruitment is a significant predictor of performance of academic staff of Amoud University, F (2, 110) = 34.238, p = .000, and accounts 37.5% of the variance in performance of academic staff. A recruitment procedure has a significant influence on the performance of staff. Amoud University and other Universities should formulate and implement proper recruitment procedures to guide the hiring of academic staff in all Universities.