PERSONNEL OUTSOURCING AND ORGANIZATION’S COMPETITIVENESS
The study sought to determine the nature of the relationship between personnel outsourcing and organizational competitiveness, ascertain the extent to which commercial banks outsource their personnel services, identify the areas in which commercial banks outsource personnel services, determine the benefits from outsourcing personnel services. The study had a population size of 613, out of which a sample size of 242 was realized using Taro Yamane’s Formula at 5% error tolerance and 95% level of confidence. Instruments used for data collection were questionnaire and interview. A total number of 242 copies of the questionnaire were distributed while 191 copies were returned. The Survey research design was adopted for the study. The four hypotheses were tested using Pearson product moment correlation coefficient and chi- square statistical tools. The findings indicated that there is a significant relationship between personnel outsourcing and organizational competitiveness. Nigerian commercial banks always outsource their personnel services. Recruitment of human resource, cleaning and security services are areas in which Nigerian commercial banks outsource personnel services. Reduced cost, improved quality and time-related advantages are benefits attributed to personnel outsourcing. The study recommended that every organization that operates in a highly competitive environment should embark on personnel outsourcing.