The adoption of new and emerging technologies and the growth of Alberta’s renewable energy sector is shaking up our human resource management planning. The roles of almost one in four workers will be affected.8
These shifts call for more and higher-level skills – the demand for workers with multi-disciplinary and cross-functional skills will only increase. We need to rebuild and renew our workforces.
Employers in Alberta are readying for the transition away from coal by enhancing current workers’ skillsets, supporting employees in the pursuit of dual certification, and cross-training and upskilling workers for redeployment.
In this changing status quo, diverse talent groups present an incredible opportunity for Alberta employers: they make up a pool of diverse perspectives, skills and experiences that can drive the needed innovation to provide for the province’s energy future. As members of these new talent pools are under-represented in the workforce, it is important for employers to make a deliberate effort to help them feel part of the organization from the start, and guarantee them equitable access to development and advancement.
Are you ready to welcome employees from a diverse talent pool into your workforce?