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The paper “ Training and Development Decision at Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Petroleum Companies” is a thrilling example of the case study on human resources. Training and development or career progression and development are a human resource function that is concerned with bettering the performance of both individual and groups of employees in any organizational setting. Training and development encompass three processes: education, training, and development. Although these terms have always been considered synonymous, there are clear distinctions among them. Practitioners define training as an activity that is focused on and evaluated against the current job that an individual is currently holding.

Education, in general, will tend to focus on several jobs that an individual will do in the future and potentiality that he will be evaluated against them. Development, on the other hand, is a course of activities, which an individual in employment takes so that he undertakes future tasks. It is almost impossible to evaluate the quality of development before he starts undertaking them. In this regard, the study will explore comprehensively, the decision regarding the function of training and development in the two organizations that deal in the Petroleum Industry, Qatar Petroleum (QP) (Qatar), and ExxonMobil (US).

To be able to attain the above objective; it will preliminarily look at their brief backgrounds, which will be followed by a literature review. The next section will form the major part of the discussion whereby the conceptual explanation of the two companies will be undertaken. There will be a conclusion and recommendation part at the end to summarize the discussion and propose improvements for the Qatari Company, Qatar Petroleum. Backgrounds of the Two CompaniesQatar PetroleumAbbreviated as QP, Qatar Petroleum is a Qatari company, which traces its history from World War I and the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

At this period, the Qatar country had fallen in the British hands and consequently, its onshore oil concession was awarded to the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. , in 1935. The obligations in the Red Line Agreement forced the company to transfer its rights to another associate company of the Iraq Petroleum Company by the name Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd.

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