New energy workforce trends report says sector mobility could tackle skills gap
23 March, 2017
The first edition of the Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the market-leading energy talent and employer trends report releases today, providing insightful research into the current views and perceptions of the global energy market.
The report, (click here to download) produced by Energy Jobline, the world’s largest energy job site and Airswift, the global energy workforce solutions provider reveals which sectors appeal most to professionals and why these industries are of interest.
GETI reveals that between two thirds and three quarters of energy professionals are interested in moving sectors. For example, just under 1 in 4 chemical respondents considered renewables to be the most interesting industry to work in. Positively, the majority of hiring managers are keen to employ talent from other energy sectors.
Hannah Peet, Managing Director at Energy Jobline, says: “Sector mobility is a key, underlining topic in the index. We want energy employers to extend their talent pool by considering the transferring of skills between industries. Not only will this provide a wider range of skilled professionals when recruiting, it will also be an important factor in addressing the skills gap.”
“This is just one of the many themes GETI explores. We hope that by researching the topics that are critical to the future of the industry, such as sector and global mobility, we can provide the energy sector with the insight it needs to attract and retain top talent.”
The project, separated into five sectors: oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals, is predicted to be the eye-opener the industry has been crying out for, clarifying any disparities in opinion and assumptions between employers and the workforce. With the report, all energy employers and agencies will have a point of reference when making those all-important recruitment decisions and professionals will have more clarity about their prospects within energy.
GETI investigates the industry’s opinions around sector mobility from both a hiring manager and employee prospective. Key findings within the sector specific reports include:
- More than three quarters of renewables employers believe recruiting from other energy disciplines would be “very beneficial”
- Oil and gas professionals view renewables as the most interesting sector to move into
- A significant amount (46%) of power professionals would reduce their salary to move to another sector
Janette Marx, Global COO at Airswift, says: “GETI clearly highlights the opportunities for sector mobility within energy, proving the willingness of employers to hire from other energy disciplines. However, there is definitely a sense of uncertainty around sector mobility and this is something that together, with Energy Jobline, we look to support the industry on. We have the market expertise to offer advice and insight around mobilisation and hope that we can aid in hitting back at the skills gap.”
Airswift and Energy Jobline surveyed more than 16,000 energy professionals and hiring managers in 156 countries across five industry sub-sectors: oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals. Follow this link to download the full Global Energy Talent Index, free of charge: http://www.energyjobline.com/staticpages/10283/the-geti-report/