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Infographic: Facts on talent competition in the oil and gas industry

Posted by Simon Pownall on Oct 8, 2014 12:25:00 PM


    

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An ongoing issue within the oil and gas industry is the lack of talent available in the short and long term for companies.

As an industry that requires highly-skilled individuals with an experienced background, the clock is ticking for the industry to plug the skills gap before a severe shortage appears. This, as you may know from experience, leads to talent poaching at in between businesses, but also at a lower educational level too.

This infographic by Mercer surveyed over 100 companies to find out how competing talent is affecting the oil and gas industry.

Oil and Gas talent infographic

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Key findings

  • Companies are more inclined to 'buy' talent rather than 'build' talent from people out of college and university
  • Over 46% of staff employed came from other oil and gas industries
  • It can take up to 23 years for an employee to become a real expert in their field

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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry

   

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