Samaru Journal of Information Studies

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Information management for civil service staff recruitment in Taraba State, Nigeria

Thomas Rimamchaten, Zakari Mohammed, Habibu Mohammed


This research examined Information Management for Civil Service Staff Recruitment in Taraba State, Nigeria. . In line with this, three (3) research questions were drawn to guide the study. The study adopted descriptive survey design. Questionnaire was the instrument used to collect data which were presented in tables and analysed using frequencies, percentages, mean and standard deviation. A total of one hundred and thirty six (136) copies of questionnaire were distributed to the Staff of the Taraba State Civil Service Commission. One hundred and twenty eight (128) copies of the questionnaire were duly completed, returned, examined and found useful for analysis. Findings revealed the type of recruitment procedure being adopted by the Taraba State Civil Service and how information for staff recruitment is being acquired. The study revealed among others that the Taraba State Civil Service uses manual recruitment procedure for the recruitment of its staff. Types of recruitment procedures such as placement of job advertisement, receiving incoming applications, sorting and registering of incoming applications, arranging interviews with the shortlisted applicants were the types of recruitment procedures being often adopted by the Taraba State Civil Service. To address the situation, the research recommends among others that, there is need to automate the recruitment procedure of the Taraba State Civil Service to help reduce cost and time for both the state government and the applicants.

Key Words: Information Management, Civil Service, Staff Recruitment.

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