Alberta’s electricity demands, particularly for renewable energy sources, have been growing steadily and are anticipated to continue increasing.
In the next few years, we’ll have to hire at least one new employee for every six we have now–even more if we lose anyone to the other industries that are competing for the same talent pool.2
And as more utilities shift from being sole providers of electricity to “energy service companies”, we increasingly need to develop agile teams with a broader range of skills, such as communication, leadership, problem-solving, learning and teamwork to better understand our customers’ needs.
To achieve the optimum mix of skills, employers must adopt more inclusive recruitment practices – such as broadening qualifications, and attracting and training candidates with non-traditional career and education backgrounds.3
A key means of achieving and maintaining the scalable, adaptable workforce we need in an ever more complex environment is the cultivation of diversity of thought and perspective in our organizations.
Is your workforce ready for the challenges ahead?