Tackling the talent shortage

Finding a solution to the oil and gas industry’s impending personnel shortage is critical. By 2010 as much as 60% of the industry’s experienced managerial workforce will retire, says Robin Athey, Deloitte Development LLC research director of organizational performance.Industry leaders realize that a combination of strategies is needed to address the talent shortage. Possibilities include offering more scholarships and internships; assigning international students to global positions; promoting the high-tech, fast-advancement aspects of the industry; and conducting internal training (OGJ Online, May 10, 2005).During a Jan. 18 webcast, Deloitte presented a method of dealing with...

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