The COVID-19 Pandemic has introduced unprecedented HR challenges in the
electrical sector. The pandemic-inspired “Great Resignation” has resulted in a
tremendous amount of institutional memory and expertise walking out the door to
either retirement or greener pastures. Couple this with an historic labour shortage
that challenges attraction and many practitioners are scratching their heads,
wondering what to do.
This paper aims to explore the attitudes and trends that have impacted the
employment value proposition over the last 5-10 years, discuss the impact of
COVID-19 on the industry, and offer some workforce solutions to the current
predicament as we emerge from the pandemic.