Article Number: DRJSSES65469979
ISSN: 2449-0806

Vol. 10(3), Pp. 31-35, May 2022

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Original Research Article

Host Community Recruitment Strategy: A Panacea for Youth Restiveness in Volatile Environment

Edih University Ovuokeroye*

Okuoyibo, Azuka M.

Faghawari Nyanayon David


Third-world economies exhibit characteristics of insecurity, underdevelopment, Dutch disease syndrome, and volatility as a result of unstable government and policy summersaults that are detrimental to national security, development, and private business organizations. As a result, with a focus on Nigeria, this study considered host community recruitment strategy as a panacea for youth restlessness in a volatile environment. Data were collected by distributing questionnaire with a four-point Likert scale to 50 selected business organizations in Nigeria’s Niger-Delta region. The study’s target population (organizations) was chosen using a simple random sampling technique. Validation criteria such as coefficient of correlation (R), coefficient of determination (R2), t-distribution (t-test), and analysis of variance (ANOVA/F-RATIO) were applied to the generated primary data. Hiring manpower from host communities reduced youth restiveness by 50.22 percent, according to the findings. The application of the host community recruitment model (HCRM) by government and business organizations was discovered to prevent future unrest, violence, and militia activities in Nigeria. As a result, it is recommended that the government enshrine a law requiring business organizations or companies to employ at least 50% of their workforce from host communities. It is also recommended that corporations adopt HCRM ideas as a hiring policy because it fosters positive relationships with host communities and an environment conducive to improved organizational performance.

Keywords: Host communities, recruitment strategy, panacea, volatile environment, youth restiveness, national security


 Received: January 3, 2022  Accepted: February 18, 2022  Published: May 3, 2022

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