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Recruitment and Selection of Foreign Professionals In the South African Job Market: Procedures and Processes

Author(s): Chao Nkhungulu Mulenga | Burger van Lill

Journal: South African Journal of Human Resource Management
ISSN 1683-7584

Volume: 5;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 30;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: foreign professionals | skills | brain drain | recruitment agencies | recruitment processes | recruitment procedures.

This study investigated procedures and processes used in the selection of prospective foreign applicants by recruitment agencies in South Africa. An electronic survey was distributed to the accessible population of 244 agencies on a national employment website, yielding 57 respondents. The results indicate that the recruitment industry does not have standard, well articulated procedures for identifying and selecting prospective foreign employees and considered processing foreign applicants difficult. Difficulties with the Department of Home Affairs were a major hindrance to recruiting foreign applicants.
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