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Addressing energy skills shortages and improving retention

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The global transition towards clean energy and the growing importance of the renewables sector, including solar power and offshore wind, will continue to generate demand for highly skilled workers. Transferable skills from complementary sectors such as oil and gas will be pivotal in helping to plug the skill shortages and resolve some of the hiring challenges facing energy companies. But attracting the right talent is only one part of the hiring equation – how do organisations go about retaining their top talent and stop them joining the competition?

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Energy: 7 ways to be more diverse

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With the energy industry progressively transitioning to cleaner, renewable energy sources, it is facing the challenge of attracting top talent during a time of acute skills shortages and increased competition.

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Attracting the next generation of talent into energy

Posted by Oil and Gas JobSearch in Candidate Attraction, HR Management & Strategy | No Comment

One of the key findings to emerge from the Brunel and Oilandgasjobsearch.com Energy Outlook 2021/22 report is a lack of application numbers, which makes it increasingly difficult for the energy industry to hire top talent and plug those widening skill shortages. And with almost 1 in 3 recruiters saying that their biggest challenge is an ageing workforce, it is clear that energy companies must look at ways to improve their talent acquisition strategies. So how can they make the energy sector more attractive to the new generation of young professionals on the cusp of their career?

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Energy skills shortages – why salary gives you a competitive advantage

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With acute skills shortages affecting the energy sector, companies must differentiate themselves if they are to attract highly skilled individuals, particularly in renewable energy fields such as offshore wind. The dearth of talent and falling application numbers has led to an all-time high in competition to plug skills gaps. Alongside improved benefits packages, one of the most effective tools to attract top talent where skills are in short supply is to increase salaries brackets. In our latest blog, we examine this and other key talent retention factors in more detail.

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Growing your energy recruitment firm in today’s uncertain market

Posted by Oil and Gas JobSearch in Employer Branding, HR Management & Strategy | No Comment

Recruiters operating in the energy sector will have no doubt faced a challenging couple of years, as Covid-19 - and associated restrictions – disrupted business operations and hiring activity globally. What’s more, as we begin to emerge from the pandemic, businesses are feeling the effects of what has been dubbed the ‘great resignation’. That is, employees who reassessed their priorities during lockdown, or stuck with an employer only because job opportunities were thin on the ground, are now handing in their notices in droves.

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Sourcing transferable skills for the energy sector

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The global energy sector is facing a well-documented skills shortage, as experts in specialist fields such as renewables remain in short supply and high demand. But, if the UK and other countries around the world are to meet ambitious greenhouse gas emissions targets to tackle the global climate crisis by developing clean energy systems, it is clear that organisations will have to look beyond the limited talent pool of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) graduates to fill their roles. As well as providing their own people with the training they need, they will inevitably need to look outside their sector too if the sheer scale of demand is to be met.

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Impact of unemployment on energy recruitment

Posted by Oil and Gas JobSearch in Labour market, HR Management & Strategy | No Comment

Like other industries, the energy sector is struggling to find the talent it needs to propel its future long term growth plans. Creating jobs isn’t the problem, the biggest headache for hiring managers is sourcing specialist skills. Factors contributing to these acute shortages include an ageing worker population and a dearth of skilled professionals and graduates coming through the education system. With falling global unemployment levels reducing available talent pools, what can organisations and hiring managers in the energy industry do to plug the skill shortages in the sector?

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What does the future of renewables look like?

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The Renewables industry is an exciting place to work, but with so much change across the globe as a result of the pandemic, the opportunities that job seekers may have been considering a year ago are likely to be very different.

So, what lies ahead for the future of renewables and workers in the renewable energy sector? Energy recruitment expert, Spencer Ogden, has completed vast research into that very topic. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Oil and Gas Trends

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As we start the end of the second quarter of 2021, we ask what are the key challenges faced by the oil and gas industry? And following a turbulent past 12 months for the oil markets, what can oil and gas companies expect and where are the job opportunities likely to be?

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The three pillars of the Energy Outlook 2021 Report

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While there is certainly a lot going on in the world of energy, there are three main trends highlighted in the report:

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