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2016  (Vol. 8, No: 1)*

Sonila Xhafa*, Sokol Axhemi

Vol. 08 (01), 001-008


Informal spaces in Albania are created and developed simultaneously with political and economic changes that occurred after 1991. Lectures of the free movement of the population have significantly increased the orientation of the rural population of the entire country towards Western Region, as one of the most developed regions in the country. The rate of urban population growth in the western region shows urbanization in the demographic point of view, while the largest concentration of informal areas that housed thousands immigrants to this region shows the counter-urbanization. Features of informal urbanization were accompanied by significant pressure on the existing physical and social infrastructure, in public services, in the labor market, in various sectors of economy, and in the quality of urban life in general. In this period the leading local institutions were not prepared to manage the development of the informal land and to coordinate the urban planning with the development trends. Informal territorial development, unresolved property disputes, lack of institutional structures and weaknesses in the legal framework (identified as serious obstacles to sustainable urban development) are seeking immediate solutions. Until now, some municipalities have responded to this challenge with some partial urban studies which have been planning instruments promulgated by DCM no. 722 dated 19.11.1998. These studies are based on current regulatory plans and in the partial decrets of legislation without really responding to the needs of territorial development. Despite informal developments, the periphery is one of the potential areas of economic development. It should be treated as an important production area in support of urban development.

Keywords: urban development, informal areas, legalization process, suburban areas etc.

March 2015
July 2015

Md. Sajjad Hosain, Kazi Tareq Ullah, Md. Mohsan Khudri*

Vol. 08 (01), 009-017


Since the inception of 21st century, the world has been experiencing a tremendous application of information technology within the functional departments of the business organizations. HR, as the life blood of all functional departments, also tends towards using technology extensively. Electronic recruitment is the system of recruiting candidates through electronic sources is now widely practiced as part of the technology orientations. Notwithstanding having great influence of technology on recruitment in advanced countries, the country like Bangladesh is still unaware of the techniques and effects of e-recruitment. Fathoming the demand, this study aims at pinpointing the impact of e-recruitment on the attitude of graduate jobseekers in Bangladesh. Judgment sampling has been adopted to recruit the respondents from the graduate job applicants. Sample size deemed for the study was 227. Z-test, simple linear and multiple linear regression analysis were applied to analyze the data. The study reveals that internet is the most preferred source to search job. It also shows that the effectiveness of e-recruitment depends upon advertisement placement where perceived advantages and ease of use have significant impact on candidates’ intention to apply. The study might be proven crucial for the HR practitioners to understand the perceptions of potential candidates. At the same instance, the academicians are expected to find a new window to be explored.


Keywords: E-recruitment; Internet Recruitment; Perceived Advantages; Ease of Use; Human Resource Management

 September 2015
December 2015
* Preliminary version