Abstract: The body of knowledge for the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) claims that there are limited studies done on the extent to which recruitment determines employee job performance, especially in the Malaysian working environment. The purpose of this study is to examine this phenomenon by exploring the impact of recruitment on employee job performance of an SME in the manufacturing sector from the most southern state of Malaysia, Johor. Data collection method included a set of questionnaires distributed to 85 employees from the production unit of Linaco Manufacturing (M) Sdn Bhd. The results were analyzed using a descriptive analysis, Pearson correlation and a multiple regression. The Cronbach alpha statistic was also employed to analyze the reliability of the instrument used in this study. Findings from the study revealed that all the hypotheses developed were accepted and recruitment was indeed a significant determinant contributing to employees job performance. This study fills the gap in the literature and strongly recommends that the management of Linaco Manufacturing (M) Sdn. Bhd to take note and consider the various aspects of recruitment in their management policy in order to improve their employees job performances.
Jamsari Bin Atan, Nik Hasnaa Nik Mahmood and Santhi Raghavan, 2017. The Determinant of Employee Job Performance: Incorporating Malaysian SMEs Experience on Recruitment. The Social Sciences, 12: 39-42.