• ADENUGBA A Adebimpe Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • FADOJU Omolayo Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • AHKUETIE Ruth Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Civil Service, Modern Structural Organization theory, Recruiting bodies, Recruitment policy guidelines


This study seeks to investigate the extent of compliance with policy guidelines by the recruitment bodies in Oyo State civil service. This is triggered by the consequences of negligence in the process of recruitment of employees. Thus, the modern structural organization theory which views organizations as rational institutions with the primary purpose of accomplishing established objectives was adopted as the theoretical framework for this study. The survey research design was adopted for this study and data was collected using quantitative and qualitative techniques. Analysis of data collected revealed that some respondents, for one reason or the other, did not go through all the processes stated in the recruitment policy guideline given for the compliance of recruitment bodies and that there are hidden or unspoken rules in the recruitment process of Oyo State Civil service. Based on these findings, it was recommended that prevailing principles that have promoted and enthroned various sentimental values should be de-emphasized and that unlawful discrimination should be avoided in the recruitment process.


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