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Evaluating the use of data analytics in talent acquisition of senior managers in Nigerian banks

Osemwota, Osagie (2021) Evaluating the use of data analytics in talent acquisition of senior managers in Nigerian banks. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

There is an ongoing war for talent in many industries including the banking industry. Talent acquisition is a human resource management process or procedure put in place in an organisation to fill the identified or forecasted skill gaps by seeking and hiring the right quality and quantity of candidates at the right time, for the right roles or positions, at the right compensation package, and provided with the right tools and environment to do their jobs. However, getting the right talent proves difficult, which is why modern organisations now look to data analytics to help them make the right and informed choices. Many studies have examined the use of data analytics for talent acquisition in modern organisations including banks. However, few studies have focused on the banking industry in Nigeria or researched talent acquisition as it relates to senior management of banks. The debate over the adoption of data analytics for HR activities also remains. All these gaps informed the need for this study. The research design for this study is descriptive in nature. To collect data, an online Google form was put out to which 117 participants completed. Data collected were analysed using Pearson Chi Square test. All the null hypotheses formulated for the study were rejected and the alternate hypotheses accepted because the p-value of each hypothesis was less than 0.05 significance level. It was found that the percentage data analytics use for the talent acquisition of senior managers in selected Nigerian banks is high but this was not without some challenges. Also, in the selected banks, data analytics was put to different uses apart from the talent acquisition of senior management staff. The perception of HR managers regarding the use of data analytics for the talent acquisition of senior managers was also favourable. The present study substantiates bodies of evidence in the literature which show that the use of data analytics for talent acquisition is high and favourable. But also, this is without obvious challenges. Consequently, selected banks and modern organisations are advised to train their HR managers and workforce to be proficient in the use of data analytics as this technology could prove to become the game-changer in the war for talent in the days ahead.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data Analytics; Talent Acquisition; Banking Industry; Senior Management; Nigeria
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Banking
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Recruitment > E-Recruitment
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Talent Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2022 11:21
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 11:21
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5344

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