SON introduce standards for human resources, recruitment
The Standards Organization of Nigeria, SON, has introduced new sets of standards to improve the quality of human resources and also ensure the sanctity of recruitment processes in the country.
Director General of the organization, Osita Aboloma, while unveiling the four sets of standards in Abuja, said the standards were being introduced in Nigeria for the first time.
The new standards includes the Vocabulary in Human Resource Management (ISO 30400:2016), Guidelines on Recruitment in Human Resource Management (ISO 30405:2016), Guidelines in Governance in Resource Management (ISO 30408:2016) and Workforce Planning in Human Resource Management (ISO 30409:2016).
He said the standards would aid the standardization of skills being used in Nigeria as well as those exported out of the country.
The SON boss said Nigeria needed to standardize its human resources to be able to compete in the global community.
He said through the standards, only quality workers would be recruited into organizations in the country.
He said henceforth, recruitment processes would be handled by only professionals in order to avoid sad incidents such as the botched Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment which led to loss of lives.
The DG said twelve standards had been published globally by the International Organisation for Standards with another eight under development.
According to him, four of the published standards have been ratified for implementation in Nigeria.