GETI 2018 survey opens to uncover new insights into the changing energy workplace

LONDON, UK, 25 August 2017

The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the world's largest energy recruitment and employment trends report, today opens for responses to its second annual survey - taking a deep-dive into the rise of automated technology and its potential impact on the future of energy workplaces.


Last year's report by Airswift, the global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, and Energy Jobline, the world's leading jobsite for the energy and engineering industries, featured insights from more than 16,000 energy professionals and hiring managers in 156 countries across five industry sub-sectors: oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals.

This year's survey is even more ambitious. Not only will it build upon a number of last year's findings to assess the changing landscape, it will also set out to answer the following questions in an effort to draw meaningful conclusions about the changing nature of the energy workforce:

• What are the biggest perceived changes facing the workforce in the coming years?
• What key factors are driving those changes?
• What should the energy industry be doing to address these?

Hannah Peet, Managing Director at Energy Jobline, says: "The global energy industry is going through a period of profound transformation - and not just with the transition to sustainable sources. As the potential of digital technologies like big data and automation is realized, it's becoming increasingly important for energy companies to attract and retain a different kind of workforce. We're undertaking this survey to help our clients understand how."

GETI 2017 took a detailed look at talent trends within the energy industry, including information on hiring rates over the past year and into the next 18 months, global mobility and predicted regional "energy hot spots", and the flow of talent between sectors.

It revealed a significant difference in expectations between hiring managers and candidates, with candidates proving by far the more optimistic. For instance, more than half of the energy workforce predicted an increase in salaries over the coming 18 months - compared to just 23 per cent of those hiring.

Janette Marx, Chief Operating Officer at Airswift, says: "We've had fantastic feedback on the value of the first GETI report, with a number of our clients telling us that the insights we uncovered have helped them to make critical resourcing decisions with more confidence. We're delighted to have received such a positive response and want to go one step further with this year's research."

Survey respondents will be entered into a competition to win either an Apple Watch or a pair of Bose headphones. To take the survey, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/J8PY2MZ.

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