In this project I am going to see the level of Emiratization in GASCO also known as Abu Dhabi Gas Industry Ltd. Emiratization of the workforce in the company is considered to be a key focus for the company’s as well as government policy in UAE. In this project, I am going to enumerate various positive as well as negative prospects of Emiratization in GASCO.
Description of the company
Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd also known as GASCO is the main operating company which is liable for onshore natural gas and other gases processing company in Abu Dhabi. GASCO was incorporated in the year 1978 which emerged as a joint venture with one of the main partner of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company having a share of 68 percent in ADNOC. It also has a total share 15 percent in Shell, 15 percent ownership in Total and 2 percent ownership Partex. GASCO is considered to be an operating company which is responsible for extraction of liquid of natural gas from different associated gases.
Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd was established by hi highness Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Main purpose because of which GASCO was established was to utilize the resources of various associated gases present in the company. In the present time these associated gases are mainly converted into several marketable roducts and several domestic products which are exported to each and every part of the world.
There are different gas plants which come under GASCO which are given as follows:
Habshan Gas Plant
Bab Gas Plant
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Problem which I am going to address in this project is increase in the level of Emiratization in the company. IN UAE, for the past one or two year especially after the financial crisis of 2008, government has put more stress on the Emiratization in various companies of the country. Keeping this mind, each and every company is maintaining a considerable amount or the considerable percentage of emirates in the country. There are several positive points of this such as it is giving a push to the national economy but along with the positive impacts there are several negative aspects of Emiratization in UAE as well. For example, there are around ten percent of emirates in the country who are leaving the jobs in the company every year. The reason because of which these people are leaving the job is that they are not satisfied with the salary.
There are several problems they have to face in the workplace. There are low wages in the working sector, no proper training can be provided to them and even if it is provided they are not able to cope up to level of the other employees in the company. There are lesser development opportunities they find as compared to the other employees because they are not that much educated and they do not have that much experience as compared to the expiate employees. Main problem which exist because of presence of emirates in the company is that there is no static nature of these employee. They do not remain in the company for a longer period as they do not feel satisfied with the job and hence they leave the job.
One another problem with the company is that the percentage of Emirates in the country is very low because of which it becomes very much difficult to main a high level of percentage of emirates in the company because it is very much difficult to find intelligent emirates in the country. If company recruits more and more emirates with seeing their intelligence level, then training such employees in the company becomes a big problem.
Analysis of the problem
In this section we will summarize various primaries as well as the secondary research included in the company. In order to analyze the problem I have interviewed the upper management of the company.
Interview with the HR Manager, Mohamed Al Menhali
Q1. What is the reason because of which your company has to recruit more of national employees rather than foreign?
A, this is because of the government decision on putting more emphasis on Emiratization in the companies. After the recession, government of UAE has came up with a policy of recruiting more and more national employees in the private as well as the public companies of the country. This made us to recruit more of the national employees in the company rather than foreign employees
Q2. What percentage of emirate employees are there in the company?
A, Presently in our company there are around 61.5 percent of the national employees in the company but we have finally targeted for a total population of 75 percent of the total population in the company as per the instruction of the government. Hence GASCO has decided to have three fourth of the population to be the national employees in the company.
Q3. Do you think that present percentage of national population is fit for the job in the company?
A, In this case we will have to face some problem with making 75 percent of the total population to be national employees in the company because there will be more investment in the training and development work. But this is not that a big issue, I think we will be able to cope up with this.
Interview with the head of Training department, Mr. Adel Ajaj
Q 1. Sir, do you really think that training has become very much important after government has put on restriction on the recruitment process, i.e. after more emphasis on Emiratization is put by the government?
A. Yes Absolutely, I think that we have to spend much more on the national employees of the country. Training is them is much more difficult as compared to the other employees because their communication skills are not that good and they require more attention from the company. And the worst part is that more than ten percent of the employees i.e. emirate employees in the country leave the job because of low salary according to them.
Q2. What are the present scenarios for training the employees in the company?
A, Our present strategies of training the employees are more in the favor of the UAE nationals and this we are forced to do because of government’s emphasis on increasing Emiratization in the companies. Hence our training pattern is more inclined towards giving a strong training to the national employees of the company so that we can make them more capable for the required job
Q3. Sir, are you satisfied with the present strategies?
A, I would say that I am not satisfied with what government is forcing the companies to do because more than 10 percent of the employees leave the job every year so I think there is no need to give them training if they are not stable in the company.
Analysis of the Primary Research
With the primary research which we have conducted, we can conclude that the company’s management is not that much satisfied with the level or the percentage of emirates in the company and they are not even satisfied with the decision made by the government. But there is no alternative for them to take because it has become compulsory for each and every company in the country to maintain a considerable level of percentage of emirate employees in the company.
From the above research it seems that problem with the recruitment of more and more national employees in the company is big because of non stability of the emirate employees. They do not keep working in the company and leave the jobs very frequently; hence company thinks that it is waste to spend a huge amount of money on their training and development. Company’s purposes are not fully solved with this.
There are various article on the problem of Emiratisation in GASCO has come. In this section I am going to analyze some of the articles on the issue of Emiratization in GASCO.
There are several steps taken by the company in order to have upliftment of Emirate employees in the company (Harthy, 2009). GASCO is doing a lot for development of the national employees. It is giving training to the national employees and doing a lot in order to increase the percentage of the national employees in the company so that they do not have problem of less level of the employees.
There is a poor progress in the development of Emiratization in the public sector companies of UAE. There are several strategies made by several companies in order to overcome from such problem with problem does not only exist with in the company but the problem is there in the employees as well. The percentage of national employees in the private sector companies is still 54 percentage which is low this shows that people are not much interested in joining the public sector companies. GASCO, unlike all the other government companies, has a higher percentage of national employees in the company. And the company still wants to reach up to a level of 75 percent.
There are quotas set by the government in the public sector companies for the national employees but still there is lesser number of employees in the company. Main reason behind this is not that they do not join the company. But the problem is that they do not continue work in the company, they leave the job because of lesser salary. Emiratisation in UAE has been treated as a tax policy because business processing in case of implementation of Emiratisation is slow. There are replacements of foreign employees by the national employees (Godwin, 2006). The main reason is don e in order to reduce the unemployment among the national employees.
Recommendation of actions
The present policies by the government and its follow up by the company lack in some of the areas in which it require several recommendations. Hence in this section I am going to provide some recommendations on the research. These recommendations are as follows:
It is necessary for the government to reduce the percentage which is necessary for any company. The percentage which has to be maintained by the company is 75 percent. It should be reduced so that the companies should get more opportunities in this field.
If the level of percentage is not reduced by the government, then GASCO should give more stress on the training and development of the national employees.
GASCO should increase the level of income given to the national employees because foreign employees are ready with the low income but national employees expect a higher salary and if they do not get that they leave the job very frequently.
GASCO should look forward to maintain the level as directed by the government in order to improve its image in the market. Company should concentrate more on the development of national employees and should take care of the national employees so that they do not leave the job.