A survey of oil and gas workers has spotlighted a “crisis of confidence” in the sector, ushered in by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
Oil and gas firms are “grappling” between putting workers on the government’s coronavirus furlough scheme or going straight to redundancies, according to experts.
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.
The North Sea is a mature oil and gas basin, which has seen its fair share of hard times over the last few years.
Nearly half of oil and gas professionals are worried about an "impending talent emergency", a new employment trends poll shows.
International workforce services company Airswift has fixed down roots in Aberdeen on the back of growing demand from the North Sea energy industry.
Industry experts from Petrotechnics, McKinsey Energy Insights, Airswift and Reliance got together for a roundtable discussion to provide insight on the theme of digitalisation.
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.
Energy recruitment firm Airswift has announced its intention to open two new offices in Mexico and Guyana as part of further global expansion.
Peter Searle, CEO for workforce solutions for the energy, process and infrastructure provider, Airswift, also believes that uncertainty around Brexit ‘discourages overseas investment’.
Airswift has opened a new office in London to support the energy sector recruitment firm’s expansion plans.
The world's largest energy recruitment ad employment report has revealed a "significant" differences in opinion between hiring managers and job candidates.
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:
Oil workers facing redundancy in the North Sea are snapping up jobs in high risk regions in Africa to keep the money coming in, says employment expert
A trio of Maxwell Drummond International (MDI) alumni will head up the industry's newest executive search firm.
Air Energi and Swift Worldwide Resources have merged to form a new company bringing together the two recruitment firms. The newly formed firm, Airswift, will create a $1.2billion turnover specialising in global workforce solutions for the energy, process and infrastructure services.