Results from a recent survey of executives for oil and gas companies in Canada revealed that their hiring plans for 2015 may be more positive than public perception. Despite the current decline in global oil prices, only 27 percent of top 50 respondents (CEOs from companies included in the 2014 list of Top 50 Performing Oil and Gas Companies) agreed with the statement “we plan to reduce headcount in 2015 given current market conditions,” according to the survey by executive search firm Caldwell Partners.
Interestingly, 40 percent of top 50 respondents agreed that they planned to increase headcount in 2015 despite current market conditions. Other promising results from the survey in regard to hiring plans for the year include:
After analyzing survey results, it appears that CEOs from the top 50 companies have an optimistic outlook for 2015 hiring plans in the midst of the industry’s downturn, which they may view as an opportunity to round up top talent and increase recruiting efforts.
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