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Greener Journal of  Business and Management Studies  Vol. 6 (4), pp. 094-102, December 2016

 ISSN: 2276-7827 

Research Articles

Manuscript Number: 112216207



Employee Resourcing and Performance of Selected Oil and Gas Companies in Rivers State of Nigeria


*1Dr. Onyeizugbe Chinedu Uzochukwu, 2Dr. Lilian O.Orogbu and  3Ike Felix Ossai


1,2 Lecturer in the Department of Business Administration, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. 

3Research Fellow in the Department of Business Administration, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.


The stiff competition in the prices of oil and gas in the global market has prompted the oil and gas companies in Rivers State to lookout for ways to keep their companies on top and afloat. The profitability and investment of these companies seem not to have increased significantly. This necessitated the study to determine how employee resourcing relates to performance of selected oil and gas companies in Rivers state. The study specifically seeks to ascertain how team deployment relates to service sustainability. The research question and hypothesis were formulated in line with the specific objective. Correlation survey research was utilized. Sample size of 400 was determined from the population of 2,395. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used for hypothesis testing. The result found out that there is a significant positive relationship between team deployment and service sustainability of these oil and gas companies in Rivers State. The findings show that unbiased team deployment strategy can help to sustain service delivery in the oil and gas companies. The study concludes that an adhoc and largely reactive approach to employee resourcing prevails within the industry in Rivers State. The study recommended that oil and gas companies in Rivers State should embrace employee resourcing in a strategic manner to acquire and maintain high quality employees that will enable them improve their performance.


Key words: Employee Resourcing, Performance, Team Deployment, Service Sustainability.

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