How to show resilience in a competitive jobs market

The last six months have been some of the most difficult in living memory. With COVID-19 set to cast a shadow for some time yet, many firms will be taking a more cautious approach to recruitment – focusing on hiring those able to help build vital resilience into the business.


Unexpected benefits: will Covid-19 lead to a more diverse workforce?

Could a more diverse workforce be one of the benefits to emerge from the global pandemic? Janette Marx, CEO of global workforce solutions provider, Airswift makes the case that lockdown has broken down the lingering psychological hurdles while technology has allowed difference to be encouraged and enabled.


A knee-jerk reaction ‘will be damaging’ for oil sector, says recruitment firm

The UK’s Job Retention Scheme has proved a lifeline for many employers and a way to ensure employment is protected while oil and gas firms deal with the double hit of Covid-19 and the drastic fall in oil price. The uptake figures demonstrate the need for the scheme, with over nine million people in the UK expected to be furloughed, yet the decisions to furlough staff have often been made quickly with little planning for the scheme ending.


Opinion: Empowering women in energy

Today, women in energy are embraced and empowered to make a difference to business. This is an encouraging step forward. However, that doesn’t mean I wasn’t excited and surprised when I recently saw a female engineer on-site in Baku.


How has 2016 shaped new recruitment trends in the oil and gas sector?

While the entire sector has been affected by the prolonged downturn in oil and gas, the workforce has undoubtedly felt the biggest impact. But every cloud has a silver lining, the downturn has forced companies to think smarter about their recruitment and retention strategies. This influenced a number of recruitment and workforce trends in 2016: