Energy Workforce is renewing its ground-breaking study of diversity in the oilfield services sector to determine progress since the 2021 study and develop new recommendations for the sector. Both Members and non-members are encouraged to take part in the study, which has historically considered more than 250,000 workers globally.
The original benchmarking survey in 2018 analyzed the state of female talent and identified actions organizations could take to advance women into greater leadership positions. The 2021 study update built on previous insights and used a revised methodology to consider race and ethnicity dimensions along with gender.
Energy Workforce President Molly Determan and Keri Macaluso, Managing Director, Accenture, discussed the importance of each iteration of the study and outlined what will be needed from each participating organization for 2024 during a webinar on December 19.
“While there are gender diversity metrics available across the broader oil and gas industry, there are no gender or race/ethnic diversity metrics specific to the oilfield service sector. By identifying the state of the sector and focusing on the actions companies can take, we help drive progress.”Energy Workforce President Molly Determan
Research shows that increased representation positively correlated with better financial performance, higher employee retention rates and enhanced corporate image and reputation.
The research begins in earnest in January, with Accenture supporting participating companies in gathering and reporting data on gender and racial diversity. Company-specific information will be kept secure and confidential, and the survey will not be housed online. Accenture will analyze the data in March, and study findings will be released at the Energy Workforce Annual Meeting in April.
To take part in the study or for more information, contact Director Operations Roni Ashley.
Roni Ashley, Director of Operations, writes about the Energy Workforce’s membership, workforce development and more. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.