Effectiveness of Recruitment and Selection practices in Maldives Civil Service Sector: An Empirical Analysis


  • Muna, Fathmath
  • S. M. Ferdous, Azam
  • Albattat, Ahmad


Recruitment and Selection, Civil Service Sector, Organizational Efficiency, Effectiveness, Performance


Human Resource Management (HRM) is a significant source that adds value to the organization. However, Recruitment and Selections (RS) are the key aspects that could impact any organizational effectiveness. Most importantly, it gives a competitive advantage in innovation and continuous efficiency. If the recruitment and selections are well managed, then human traits are considered to organizational efficiency and their wellbeing. The main objective of this empirical study is to examine the effectiveness of existing recruitment and selection practices and the impacts on overall organizational outcomes. The stratified probability sample method was used in the study and respondents were drawn from the civil service sector. Statistical data collected through a google doc questionnaire distributed to 418 respondents of Maldivian Civil Servants. The study concluded that the Recruitment and Selection practice has a significantly positive effect on Organizational Performance. Currently, the job market is highly competitive, and the study recommended conducting a written exam (Cognitive ability test) not only senior management but also junior level officers to recruit a
potential candidate. Also, the study highlighted to have specific marking criteria for Experienced - Based and Future-Oriented Situational Interview. However, the study identified critical gaps of factor effects to Recruitment and selection practice on organizational Performance Especially, in the Maldivian context.




How to Cite

Muna, Fathmath, S. M. Ferdous, Azam, & Albattat, Ahmad. (2023). Effectiveness of Recruitment and Selection practices in Maldives Civil Service Sector: An Empirical Analysis. Elementary Education Online, 20(4), 706–714. Retrieved from https://ilkogretim-online.org/index.php/pub/article/view/5727