Ifaistion Papapolychroniadis, Ioannis Rossidis and George Aspridis
The current economic, social, political and technological conditions and the ever-increasing demands for higher growth, form the perpetual need for improvement of the public sector administrative operations. One of the major problems to be overridden by the Greek public administration (from which originated numerous pathogens) is the dysfunctional recruitment system. For decades, the Greek recruitment system faced widespread problems such as lack of meritocracy and corruption because of the intense patronage state. The current system has undergone many improvements, but certain deficiencies and pathogens of the past continue to exist to a large extent. This article provides a comparative analysis of recruitment systems in Greece and in Europe attempting to reduce good practices to improve the existing selection process in the Greek public sector. The ultimate goal of the study is to contribute to the strengthening of the recruitment systems in Greece, supporting respectively the effort to improve the overall efficiency of the country’s public administration.
In a constantly evolving world, new devices and technologies are incorporating. Organizations should follow the technological changes of the rest of the world if they want to keep up. Standards that were valid few years ago are no longer valid. In this new age knowledge has surpassed other traditional factors, such land, labor and capital. This paper approaches the historical evolution of knowledge, as well as the reasons that have made it an influential factor for organizations wishing to survive, using the tourist industry by way of an example. Furthermore, this paper explores how knowledge management can become a useful tool in the process of leveraging a tourist organization. Knowledge Management is a relatively new concept. Nevertheless, it has become a very popular term, which is increasingly used nowadays. Knowledge management focuses on organizational change under specialized guidance. The paper aims to analyze contemporary literature review in order to enhance the apprehension of how knowledge can become a useful tool not only to overcome crisis but also to contribute to the creation of new ideas and innovations. The paper seems to agree with Mantas (2016)’s view that knowledge management can become a tool to overcome the crisis and also to create innovative ideas which will contribute to the further development of tourism. The research outcome indicates that Organizations will be strongly benefited by such an approach.