DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ONLINE EXAMINATION SYSTEM FOR STAFF RECRUITMENT

Postgraduate

ABSTRACT

This study was intended to design and implement an online examination system for staff recruitment. This study was undertaken majorly to design and implement an online examination system for staff recruitment. Specific objectives of the study are: To identify the structure/characteristics of an online examination system for staff recruitment, To identify the benefits of an online examination system for the recruitment of staff, To find out the challenges/disadvantages of the adoption of online examination system for the recruitment of staff.

Concerning methodology for this study, The data used for the development of the research was gotten from the internet, textbooks and articles. The contributions of other researchers on the subject were examined so as to gather relevant information. The case study also provided useful information for the development of the system.

System analysis has to do with examining a system in order to understand its step by step operations so as to identify its benefits and areas of limitation that require improvements. In the existing system, the staff recruitment was still manually achieved, the average results and grading was manually computed. The problems of the existing system includes; it is time consuming, errors in computation is very common, it is inefficient, reports of results cannot be easily retrieved. In the proposed system, staff recruitment for the case study will be carried out effectively on the internet in order to save time and also to bring fairly to qualified candidates. This system will save time, minimize computation errors and also help the staffs to recruit the right personnel for the organization. The system design pertains to the layout of the system and it consists of the input and output layout.

Findings from this study revealed that; chances of getting competent employees will significantly increase if organizations should take advantage of the internet and adopt online registration system for the recruitment of staff.

This study is that it will bring to light the relevance of adopting online examination system for employee short-listing or e-recruitment system and the need for its adoption by organizations.


Statement of Problem

Many organizations do not have competitive personnel and this negatively affects the productivity and image of the organization. In addition, there is no effective structure to recruit staff that is able to stand up to the responsibility of their duties. Many organizations still adopt the manual method of recruiting and the applicants are limited to those in their immediate environment. Also, many applicants find it difficult to get to the examination centers due to distance and high cost of transportation. Organizations are unable to reach out to a wide spectrum of applicants so as to be able to recruit the best employees. The traditional examination for recruitment is usually characterized by cheating which hampers the credibility of recruited employees. There is need for a more effective system that is able to reach out to a wider spectrum of employees, breaking the barrier of distance and cost and thereby promoting the recruitment of well qualified staff.


Objectives of the study

The following are the objectives of the study;

a.       To design and implement an online examination system for the recruitment of staff.

b.      To identify the structure/characteristics of an online examination system for staff recruitment.

c.       To identify the benefits of an online examination system for the recruitment of staff.

d.      To find out the challenges/disadvantages of the adoption of online examination system for the recruitment of staff.