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Recruitment of records management practitioners in Jamaica's public sector and its implications for professional practice

Duffus, KT; (2017) Recruitment of records management practitioners in Jamaica's public sector and its implications for professional practice. Records Management Journal , 27 (2) 10.1108/RMJ-10-2016-0039. Green open access

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper is part of a larger doctoral study completed at the University College London that investigated the connection between records management (RM) education and national development. The specific objectives of this paper are to highlight the recruitment practices in the RM profession in Jamaica’s public sector and their implications for professional practice. / Design/methodology/approach: The research is a qualitative mixed methods study, which mainly utilises data from 34 interviews done among RM practitioners and educators, and development administrators and analysts in Kingston and Spanish Town, Jamaica. / Findings: The study found that there is an urgent need for a change in how RM practitioners are recruited for their roles in Jamaica’s public sector. More coherent frameworks and a more coordinated effort are required to support for the recruitment of practitioners. / Research limitations/implications: This research is specific to the Jamaican case, therefore, it provides little basis for generalisation. Consequently, the study seeks to make no claims that the results in the Jamaican context are generalisable to other societies. Nonetheless, the conclusions and recommendations may be instructive in other environments. / Practical implications: Originality/value: In addition to providing some directions for future research, the study also gives voice to a diverse group. It brings together an analysis of national discourses around RM recruitment practices. This is done through the multifaceted views of Jamaican RM practitioners, development administrators and RM educators represented in the interviews.

Type: Article
Title: Recruitment of records management practitioners in Jamaica's public sector and its implications for professional practice
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1108/RMJ-10-2016-0039
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/RMJ-10-2016-0039
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Records Management, recruitment, education, training, public sector, Jamaica
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1558326
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