Resourcing for the Carbon GenerationFebruary 16th, 2009 by Barry Potier
At Carbon Reduction ‘09 we will be presenting a Master Class detailing the tools and methodology past, present and future which has been and will be critical in resourcing highly skilled, but short supply candidates for the ever expanding renewables and alternative energy industry sector.
In our presentation we will be addressing the following key aspects in the ever more competitive war for talent:
Back in the late 70’s and 80’s there were no wind, wave, solar or biomass / fuels experts, so where do we find them? And how do we ensure that we develop a sustainable talent pool of resources?
Cross Skilling Initiatives and Cross Industry Collaboration
One of the tools we can use and one that has been successful in the rail, engineering and construction industries has been to cross skill people in similar disciplines and to move them across industries. There is also a stigma attached to the “old oil and gas” powered energy solutions, but is this fair?
Human Interface or Artificial Intelligence
Once again back in the late 70’s early 80’s there was no web, no job boards, only archaic HR departments and hard copy advertising, now we have hundreds of generic and industry specialised job boards and a plethora of social and networking communities. How do we use these best? Is it man or is it machine?
The future is in our hands we need to plan for this NOW
If we can remember the past and learn from our mistakes and the challenges we faced then and continue to move on from where we are today, what will the future look like? Are we doomed to failure or can we truly develop a sustainable workforce? If we can’t, what are the consequences?
If you have views on any of these issues and would like us to use these in preparation for our Master Class, so that we can truly represent the Carbon Generation, we would like to hear from you now.
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