With ADC’s recent and expected continued business growth, we are
managing a corresponding expansion of our workforce. As always, we aim
to recruit, hire and train Saudis, an integral part of our joint venture
agreement and an important national objective.
Fostering Diversity & Equality
We value diversity and promote equality among our employees. ADC taps
into all reservoirs of talent in Saudi Arabia, regardless of gender or
region, to recruit the best and contribute to the development of local
communities across all regions of the Kingdom.
historically, populations outside of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern province has
little exposure to the oil & gas industry, and there were high
attrition rates among those who did originate from those regions. In
recent years, however, ADC has been able to increase the number of new
hires from outer regions. Offering these workers the necessary training
and development, in addition to attractive rotation schemes and covered
travel expenses, has resulted in greater retention rates.
Due in large part to its
harsh work environment, the drilling industry has always been
male-dominated. The entry of women in this industry is recent, even in
Western countries. ADC recognizes the need to recruit women, and we have
begun by gradually hiring women in our office support workforce. Our HR
Recruitment Policy states that ADC does not discriminate based on
gender. We have made necessary office arrangements for women to feel at
ease and in accordance with the labor law requirements, and we gather
feedback from women employees on their experience. Current female
employees act as “ambassadors” for new recruits and hires, and we have
found that women are adapting well to working at ADC.