Elias Kambale Kitaghenda

Adventist University of the Philippines

Abstract

Acquiring human capital is a time-consuming practice for corporations to hire the best employees who perform competently and boost the company’s productivity. However, getting suitable candidates for the available positions poses challenges. This study addressed challenges in acquiring human capital in the medical, educational, and business industries. The population of this study was human resource managers of different manufacturing companies in Cavite. Sampling was done by selecting five Human Resource Managers. The study was conducted through audio-recorded interviews, document analysis and observations, and findings were analyzed through a coding method. The findings indicated that candidates who apply for vacant positions provide disconcerted information and/or were involved in politicking. Lack of qualification, change of attitudes, and syndrome of over qualification are challenges that lead to untrustworthiness of applicants. Conducting systematic background checks, yet flexible towards applicants and using different recruitment methods such as outsourcing and referral will help the organization overcome these challenges.

Keywords:challenges, acquisition, human resource, employer, Cavite