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Lead Guest Editor:
Business School, Department of Human Resource Management, University of Education,
The practice and implementation of HRM process has become under a crossroad with other professions within an organisation structure. The roles of accountants, finance officers, auditors, registrars, and most directors are often seen in performing the responsibilities and functions of Human Resource Manager. Hence, the intriguing fact is that most Human Resource Managers are not well placed within the organizational structure. Beside, the placement and recruitment of HRM potential professional are limited within the organizational structure which creates more difficulties for the HRM discipline going forward. It is time to research into these challenges to ascertain recommendations that will follow this study. Several studies have shown how HRM is misapplied in certain institutions and sectors and that disrupts the general purpose of the profession. Another challenge that needs to be checked is the eminent diminishing of potential students and trainees in this sector due to lack of available jobs to equate the number of graduates from this sector. The question that kept coming up is who is responsible for recruitment and management and administration of staff? Is it the line managers in the various departments and sectors or the HRM unit? If it is the HRM unit how is it the HRM duty and responsibility especially when it comes to specialization of staffing issues? This study will be an applied study of research in order to get the direct facts rather than base on theories as basic research is not an option.