Why is it that there is a preconceived notion that the human resource of private organization is more superior to the human resource of government organization? The difference lies in recruitment.
Private organizations most especially the competitive ones source their human resource from a competitive pool of people. They advertise and those who are initially qualified pass through several stages of interviews and examinations before they are hired. Their employment is solely based on competence and what they could bring in to the organization.
On the other hand government organizations generally source their need for human resource from within the circle of people who are employed in their organization. For example, an employee is hired in a government office because he/she is the son, daughter or relative of a current employee.
Because of his/her connections this future government employee will not anymore pass through the selection process. She/he will not be interviewed anymore, she/he will not go through the process of competitive written examination. Or if he/she goes through the selection process (interview, written exam and medical examination etc…) it would just be for formality.
So what happen to this government organization? Its efficiency is affected; it cannot fully deliver the expected competitive service. And who suffers from this flawed government recruitment method? It’s the concerned government office and the people that it serves.
There is also a preconceived notion that there’s a wide gap that exists as to the behavior and competitiveness between employees of private vis-a-vis government organizations. Employees of private organization would normally work harder and they are more competitive because of the stringent selection process.
Therefore, if you want your human resource to effectively deliver in your organization. Recruit those who are fully qualified. Not based on whom they know or based on their connection in the office. But based on what they know and what they can positively contribute to your organization. – Marino J. Dasmarinas