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An Appraisal of Staff Recruitment and Retention Policies of Delta State Civil Service in Nigeria

Gberevbie, D.E. (2011) An Appraisal of Staff Recruitment and Retention Policies of Delta State Civil Service in Nigeria. Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti BULLETIN, 63 (1). pp. 16-28.

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Delta State Civil Service (DSCS) like other states’ civil service in Nigeria is established to implement government policies. The objectives that informed this study have to do with the unique role undertaken by competent workforce for the realization of government goals. Over the years Delta State Government is faced with the challenge of poor implementation of its policies. One of the major problems is shortage of competent staff. To achieve the objectives of the study, questionnaires were administered to staff at the Delta State Civil Service Commission (DSCSC) Asaba, the state capital through the systematic random sampling technique. In addition, structured interview was carried out with staff at the Office of the Head of Service of the State Civil Service and DSCSC to elicit information from respondents. The result shows among others that policies on staff recruitment in the State Civil Service is a mixture of merit, political consideration, element of ‘god fatherism’ and equal representation of citizens. The study recommends that DSCS should put in place proper staff recruitment policies that emphasize among others merit, and also appropriate staff retention strategies such as adequate rewards and incentives capable of motivating and retaining competent workforce for enhanced performance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 11:07
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2013 11:07

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