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American Journal of Business and Society, Vol.1, No.3, Sep. 2016, Pub. Date: Jul. 27, 2016
The Effects of Workforce Diversity on Employee Performance at an Oil and Gas Company
Pages: 148-153 Views: 8572 Downloads: 1804
Authors
[01] Ali M. Alghazo, College of Sciences and Human Studies, Masters of Science in Education and Human Development, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
[02] Hamad M. Al Shaiban, College of Sciences and Human Studies, Masters of Education and Human Development, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between workforce diversity and employee performance. Workforce diversity is defined by age, gender and educational background. The study utilized a mixed methods approach where a self-developed questionnaire was used to collect quantitative data and personal interviews were used to collect qualitative data. A self-developed questionnaire with fourteen items was administered to fifty five participants where on thirty six responded. The questionnaire was followed with ten randomly selected interviews. The study found that age and gender has a direct relationship with employee performance.
Keywords
Diversity, Employee Performance, Human Resource Development
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