Human Resource Management for Effective Planning and Marketing of Petroleum Products(A Case Study of PPMC, Ekpan-Warri, Delta State, Nigeria)

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Author(s) O.C. Alaba | S.A. Agbalajobi
Pages 548-557
Volume 4
Issue 9
Date September, 2014
Keywords Human resource management, petroleum, production, consumption planning, marketing


The aim of this study is to examine the impact of human resource management (HRM) on planning and marketing of petroleum products in Pipelines and Products Marketing Company Limited (PPMC) Ekpan-Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. Data were obtained through personal visitation and discussion with the workers of the various departments together with their published materials and internets which were analyzed by using statistical tools. The results showed that 486 staff out of 852 staff was trained on technical courses while 316 staff was trained on managerial courses. 782 vacant positions were identified in the organization out of 2,500 project labour force of which 505 and 95 were from technical and administration/personnel departments respectively. The shortage of staff in technical skill has resulted to irregularity in supplying, distribution, consumption and marketing of petroleum products. The overall performance of the organization is below standard as a result of imbalance in the system. The study therefore recommended that services of HRM professionals, consultants and researchers should be employed to re–shape directional focus of the company and government should provide adequate fund that will enhance proper manpower utilizations and maximized marketability petroleum products dividend for the country.

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