International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Ethical Issues in Recruitment, Selection and Employee Performance in Public Universities in Nyeri County, Kenya
Murage Sarah N, Dr. Anne Sang, Dr. Susan Ngure Abstract Ethics plays a crucial role in recruitment and selection because human resource is the key source of competitive advantage for an organization if properly hired and managed. It is therefore important to put in place ethical consideration to ensure that candidates are reviewed according to their merit, fairness and equity and to also ensure that they posses the right knowledge, skills and abilities for the job. The main objective of the study was to examine how ethical issues in recruitment and selection affect employee performance in two public universities in Nyeri County. The study adopted descriptive research design in order to gather the required information. The study used stratified random sampling as its sampling design. The finding of the study revealed that ethical issues in recruitment and selection had positive and statistically significant effect on employee performance with discrimination being ranked the most unethical practice in recruitment and selection.

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