Recruiting Professionals Discuss Oil, Gas Hiring during Industry Slowdown

Charman: I think absolutely it will. I think the current slowdown will accelerate the so-called “great crew change,” by allowing those facing retirement to look at this as an opportunity to take redundancy, and to retire – to hang up their boots. There’s going to be this brain drain out of the marketplace of experienced talent (and create a greater need for companies to keep existing talent on board, while attracting new workers.)

Mark Charman
Mark Charman, CEO, Faststream Recruitment Group
CEO, Faststream Recruitment Group
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Boudreaux: I think it will be an opportunity for the younger generation that has been gearing up to step into higher level roles. Companies in the industry has invested a lot into getting the younger generation educated and entrenched, and they will have an opportunity to take on more responsibility.

Norris: Certainly hoping so . . .


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