What are you doing to prepare for a change that may come in the near future as it pertains to recruitment and retention?

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Vice President of The Power Industry Network, Energy Central

I am the VP of the Energy Central Power Industry Network.  In this role, I help to connect professionals in the power industry through the development and management of topic-specific community...

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Over the last month, there have been a couple of posts in the community discussing workforce turnover.  Read "Get Ready for Massive Turnover,"  shared by Community Member Paul Korzeniowski.  Also, read the article "Employment Trends in the Evolving Electricity Power System" shared by Community Member Dr. Amal Khashab as he talks about the changes coming to our industry. 

Below are two articles that I also found outside the community discussing the anticipated workforce turnover:


After reading these articles, it makes me wonder how will this impact the power industry?  I would love to hear from the community.  What are you doing to prepare, or do you think our industry will be impacted by these predicted changes?

1) Are you ramping up your hiring initiatives? And, what specifically are you doing to stand out from the crowd?

2) Are you instituting apprenticeship programs to help with the transition from those who are retiring to the new workforce?  - Read "Are we forgetting the pre-apprentice worker?"  shared by Nicolle Prehn, Office Administrator, Portland General Electric.

3) Are you putting into place any retention programs?

Also, this ties back into a poll that I put out to the community late last month. If you missed it, the Energy Central Community team is conducting a quick poll about the state of hiring for the second half of 2021 in the power industry.  We have received numerous responses but would like to gather a little more feedback before publishing the results.  Could you take a quick 30 seconds to fill out this 3 question poll?   We will share the results back out with the community.   

I look forward to reading your responses in the community!  

Audra C Drazga


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