Effect of Recruitment and Selection Methods on Employee Performance in the Public Service of the Gambia

Yankuba E. Manneh, Ayo Adesopo


This study assessed the effect of the recruitment and selection methods on employee performance in The Gambia public service institutions. The public service institutions selected for the study were in two categories: core civil service and non-core civil service. The study covered staff members on Officers Cadre and above in these institutions which have a total population of 272. The entire population was covered by this study as the sample. Both primary and secondary data were used for the study. The primary data were collected by using a combination of both questionnaire and in-depth- interviews. Besides, secondary data sources such as textbooks, journal articles and government publications were also consulted. The data analysis was done with the assistance of the version 14 of the STATA Statistical Package. In overall, the study showed the relationship between performance and recruitment methods is inverse and not statistically significant (correlation coefficient (r) = -0.002, p-value = 0.98) and the relationship between selection methods and employee performance was found to be positively related (r = 0.07, p = 0.28). The study concluded that if a proper assessment of the recruitment methods is considered by the public institutions, employee performance would improve by more than 50 percent.


Recruitment; Selection; Public Service; Employee Performance

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