Employees’ Satisfaction with Recruitment and Selection, Performance Appraisal and Compensations in Rivers State Ministry of Sports (Published)
The study investigated the extent of employees’ satisfaction with recruitment and selection, performance appraisal and compensations in Rivers State Ministry of Sports. Three research questions and hypotheses guided this study. Cross sectional survey design was used for the study. The sample size for the study was 243 of the population in the study drawn through census sampling technique. A self-structured questionnaire titled “Employees’ Satisfaction with Human Resource Management Practices Questionnaire” (ESHRMPQ) was used. Mean, standard deviation and z-test were used for data analysis using SPSS version 23. The result shows that to a moderate extent employees are satisfied with recruitment and selection in Rivers State Ministry of Sports and to a high extent, employees are satisfied with perceived equality of the salary structure, remuneration commensurate with the obligation and benefits of the company are commensurate with the organizational norms. Also, there is a significant difference in the male and female employees’ satisfaction with performance appraisal, recruitment and selection in Rivers State Ministry of Sports. But, irrespective of gender, there is no significant difference in employees’ satisfaction with compensation and benefits in Rivers State Ministry of Sports. It is recommended that directors of various sports parastatals need to carry out performance reviews on a regular basis in order to set targets and to get input on progress towards those goals. Routine incentives and benefits should be given to enable workers to continue to contribute to the quality of their jobs and government should ensure a good recruitment and selection process, successful socialization strategies and enhanced individual participation.
The Ecology of Recruitment and Selection of Personnel and the Quest for Efficiency in the Delta State Civil Service (Published)
The role of modern government have increased in volume and completely over the years. It is more so because the enormous responsibility of making a larger number of the citizenry comfortable rest squarely on the government. This symbiotic social contract between government and the people had always compelled every government to employ qualified and competent personnel into its service. This paper examines the problematic of the influences of ecological factors which tend to undermine the consideration of merit principles in the recruitment and selection process. Combining the content analysis with focused group discussion methods, the paper rely on the Weberian bureaucratic model prescription to guide the Delta state Civil Service out of the recruitment and selection process bedeviled by primordial sentiments. Among other things, the paper recommends a dis-emphasis on the prevailing principles that promotes mediocrity as against age-old philosophy of excellence, competence and qualification that facilitate improved implementation of government policies and programmes.