Energy skills shortages – why salary gives you a competitive advantage
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....Read More
Growing your energy recruitment firm in today’s uncertain market
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.
Sourcing transferable skills for the energy sector
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....Read More
Impact of unemployment on energy recruitment
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?...Read More
What does the future of renewables look like?
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.
Oil and Gas Trends
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?...Read More
The three pillars of the Energy Outlook 2021 Report
While there is certainly a lot going on in the world of energy, there are three main trends highlighted in the report:...Read More
Attracting talent to stay ahead of the curve
This year's report revealed that attracting new talent to stay ahead of the curve is important to energy companies that are navigating these difficult times, which is certainly positive news for job seekers. But in order to do this, companies need to focus on three key areas:...Read More
Key energy industry insights for 2021
This year is already proving to be a unique period for the energy industry as the landscape remains in a state of flux. While 2020 certainly proved to be a challenging year for conventional energy sectors such as Oil & Gas and Mining, there was a lot of exciting innovation in Green Energy developments that will continue into 2021. And despite complications caused by Covid-19, the industry has found numerous ways to evolve and develop unique methods of managing, attracting and employing critical workforces....Read More