Experts in recruitment and workforce solutions for global power projects
Traditionally, ‘power’ in the energy sector has been a byword for ‘stability’. The sector is less reliant on subsidy support than renewable energy and is less exposed to oil price fluctuations, protecting them from market swings to some extent.
The global power sector is in good health according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). According to their statistics global energy demand increased by 4% in 2018 with low-carbon generation expanding by 6%. There are still climate challenges that the power industry needs to address though, with 42% of all energy-related CO2 emissions coming from the sector in 2018.
Gas-fired power generation increased by 4% in 2018 thanks to growth in China and the United States, while globally, coal power generation increased by 3% in 2018, and remains the world’s largest source of power at 38% of overall generation.
Despite that growth, the carbon intensity of power generation declined by 1.3% in 2018 to an estimated 478 gCO2/kWh thanks to increases in renewable and nuclear power generation. While climate change may be a leading concern for power firms, though, there is another one they need to be acutely aware of; a talent crisis that may seriously affect their power plant recruitment strategies.
The global talent crisis facing the power industry
Airswift and Energy Jobline have released theGlobal Energy Talent Index(GETI) report 2019. The third annual survey of its kind, we collected the thoughts and opinions of 17,000 respondents throughout all levels of the energy industry, conversing with 150 nationalities across 162 countries.
The data and insights within GETI are a fantastic companion to have for your wider power recruitment strategy, but it also highlights some key trends that you should be aware; most notably that many workers believe a talent shortage is on their doorstep, despite optimism and technological advancements within the power sector.
Nearly half of respondents are worried about a looming talent crisis in the sector; 62% say it will arrive within the next five years while 32% are convinced it’s already here. 62% also say the biggest discipline affected by the talent crisis will be engineering – not good if you’re a power company looking to start new projects and need a strong pipeline of experienced talent.
Overcome your staffing problems by partnering with a power recruitment specialist
Airswift is a workforce solutions expert that provides staffing and many other practical solutions to the entire power generation value chain. We recruit and place specialist talent to power projects across the world, especially new construction and maintenance projects that require a talented candidate pipeline.
Airswift’s experts have helped some of the biggest energy, process and infrastructure companies in the world transform and refine their recruitment strategies for over 40 years.
Airswift is able to provide global coverage for firms to transform workers’ lives in different continents as well as transforming the way you recruit. We have 60 interconnected recruitment offices in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, CIS, the Americas and APAC , which are supported by our super hubs in Houston, Texas, Manchester, UK, and Singapore.
We’re incredibly proud of our 96% contractor satisfaction rate. Our team’s ability to combine speed, mobility, agility and industry knowledge to find the perfect candidates ensures your power project is on time and on track.
Leading power recruitment solutions for your global energy projects
Whether you’re looking to build new power plants in different global territories or need contractors to staff an existing project, Airswift will partner with you to create and optimise your power plant recruitment strategy to find you the absolute best professional energy talent to fill all available roles, wherever your project is on the planet.
Some of the services we offer to the power sector include:
Global Employment and Mobility
Executive and Board Search
Talent acquisition and recruitment for the power industry
Managed solutions and recruitment outsourcing solutions (RPO solutions)
Our range of managed solutions extend to full life-cycle recruitment support, supplier performance tracking, onsite support, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), transition services of incumbent contingent workers and more:
Full life cycle recruitment support
Supplier performance tracking
Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)
Transition services of incumbent contingent workers
Consulting: talent mapping, benchmarking and strategy development
Our consulting services can help with identification, delivery of cost savings, compensation benchmarking, and more:
Salary and market rate benchmarking
Identification and delivery of cost savings
Strategic workforce planning
Performance and risk management advice
The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI)
Every year, Airswift co-produce an annual employment trends and benchmarking report.
GETI is a consultancy report for managers and professionals in the energy sector. The report focuses on oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals.