The BESS Talent Crunch Solved: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent
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BESS companies that invest in their people will be best positioned to lead the clean energy revolution.
Renewable energy companies all over the world now appreciate that BESS is the answer to resilient projects, flexible power generation and stabilised grid management.
But rapid growth presents a formidable challenge:
The World Economic Forum paints a stark picture: stating that by 2030, the global clean energy workforce must grow by 30 million to meet climate goals.
The number of workers taking degrees or relevant certifications for energy sector jobs is not keeping pace with growing demand. This particularly applies to vocational workers like specialised energy sector electricians as well as professionals in science, technology and engineering.
The BESS sector alone faces an even more significant talent gap, with demand for skilled professionals outpacing the current supply.
Rampant competition for talent threatens an entire project’s survivability. The chances of landing your perfect hire dwindles. And with no one to fill opportunities, company growth ends.
Our BESS talent acquisition experts are noticing that this competition for top talent isn’t just national, it’s global, making it even more critical for BESS companies to stand out.
Don’t overlook sharing your positive work environment with employee testimonials and fostering a vibrant online presence.
Showcase your commitment to BESS and sustainability through your environmental initiatives and share impact reports.
You could highlight your innovation by sharing exciting projects and cutting-edge BESS technologies you’re pioneering.
Executive Integrity’s targeted recruitment marketing strategies and strategic candidate outreach can put your employer brand in the spotlight as the employer of choice within the sector.
The BESS sector is dynamic, demanding a skilled and adaptable workforce. Invest in upskilling and reskilling programs tailored to your specific needs.
You have to compete for in-demand engineering and construction talent with higher-margin industries such as broadband, transportation, semiconductors, and public infrastructure. If your projects are installed rurally, there is already a smaller labour pool in these areas. So having a clear line of internal development is essential to project deliverability and long-term stability.
Executive Integrity’s talent mapping and skills gap analysis services help our partners in BESS identify critical skill requirements and design targeted training programs that keep your team ahead of the curve.
Imagine developing a young and agile team of top-tier engineers with international experience, dedicated to your mission, seizing the opportunity and experimenting with innovative lithium BESS technologies. You should be closing the skills gap by educating, empowering and employing the future generation now. Top companies have started graduate programmes – a direct source to upskilled up-and-coming talent.
Ensure your recruitment process reflects your BESS company’s core values and mission. By highlighting your impact in job descriptions and showcasing purpose-driven development opportunities, you attract talent who share your vision for a sustainable future.
Retaining your talent is one of the most crucial elements to long-term stability and growth. Most companies will overlook or don’t have access to proven non-invasive psychological assessments before they hire a candidate. Our psychometric and behavioural analysis uncovers a candidate’s values and cultural fit, ensuring a perfect match beyond skills and someone well aligned with your mission.
Some fossil fuel companies are retraining workers internally to positions in low emissions areas to retain talent and flexibility.
With retraining, many workers could benefit from higher wages in energy. Policymaking should aim to raise standards, build inclusivity, and target energy communities impacted by the transition.
This applies to companies currently transitioning to renewables or are already 100% renewables:
Companies transitioning from FOSSIL FUELS to RENEWABLES
Retrain existing workers into your renewable expansion.
100% RENEWABLES companies
Hire fossil fuel talent and retrain them yourselves with comprehensive training programmes to fuel the transition.
By implementing these strategies, BESS companies can overcome the talent crunch and build high-performing teams that drive innovation and growth.
Remember, attracting and retaining talent is an ongoing process, requiring continuous effort and commitment.
By working with you, we can help you overcome the talent crunch and build high-performing BESS teams that drive innovation and growth. We believe in the power of collaboration, and together, we can ensure the BESS sector has the talent it needs to lead the clean energy revolution.