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President Molly Determan Heads Up Panel Looking at NextGen Supply Chain Leaders


How do we attract and retain NextGen talent as the competition for a skilled workforce continues to grow? 

Panelists John Atasie, ISM-Houston of Apache Corporation, Energy Workforce Advisory Board Member Kelly Munson of DNOW, Energy Workforce Advisory Board Member Dave Warnick of ChasmBridge, and Billy Stein of Oceaneering joined Energy Workforce President Molly Determan to talk about how Supply Chain and HR leaders can partner together to meet the talent requirements of a growing energy market as well as how we can better connect with and develop Next Generation Supply Chain leaders. at Energy Conference Network’s Energy Supply Chain Conference. 

Energy Workforce & Technology Council President Molly Determan stated, “As organizations navigate the evolving energy landscape, it’s crucial to re-examine job requirements, optimize the employee experience, and reskill top talent to remain competitive.” 

The panel explored creating a well-rounded workforce while handling risks and emphasized the need for better collaboration between HR and procurement to streamline talent acquisition and retention. In a time of uncertainty and disruptions, they discussed proactive strategies for risk mitigation and adapting recruitment tactics for different generations.

They also highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing and recognizing patterns to affect change more efficiently. Collaboration between HR and procurement, they noted, is vital for ensuring that talent acquisition and retention efforts align with risk management strategies, ultimately contributing to workforce success and talent optimization.

The panel delved into current labor trends and shared how they’ve stayed competitive in the job market, attracting and retaining a workforce that meets business demands. They also shared specific strategies around contingent talent, ensuring the workforce is future-ready, and prioritizing a diverse pipeline of talent.

Summing up the discussion, the panel emphasized the need for organizations to reassess job requirements, enhance the employee experience, and invest in reskilling and upskilling top talent to stay competitive in the evolving energy landscape.

Karina Erickson, Communications Director, writes about governmental policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.


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