ScottMadden Insight and Survey: “Utility Talent Struggles – What Should You Focus on First?”

ScottMadden discusses four areas of focus for HR in 2014.

ATLANTA--()--ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently published, “Utility Talent Struggles – What Should You Focus on First?” The impending workforce shortage in the energy industry has been well documented. It is widely understood that an unprecedented number of retirements within the energy industry are anticipated prior to 2020 at the same time as new skill sets are needed to deal with the emergence of grid modernization and “greener,” energy-efficient technologies.

ScottMadden’s white paper reviews multiple HR challenges currently faced by the energy industry—delayed retirements, skill gap issues, and generational differences in the workplace—and the factors that led to these issues. In addition, the white paper outlines four main areas on which HR organizations should focus in the near term to address some of the talent struggles currently underway in electric utilities.

“Managing talent is challenging for many industries, but the energy utility industry may be experiencing an even more severe situation. Utilities that proactively manage the integration of younger generations and establish programs in preparation for the wave of upcoming retirements will be ahead of the curve,” said Tina Krebs, partner and human resources practice leader at ScottMadden.

In conjunction with the release of this white paper, ScottMadden is conducting a Workforce Planning survey. To participate in this complimentary, brief survey, please click here. Participants will receive a detailed report of all metrics and qualitative results upon survey close.

About ScottMadden’s Corporate & Shared Services Practice

ScottMadden has been a pioneer in corporate and shared services since the practice began decades ago. Our Corporate & Shared Services practice has completed more than 1,100 projects since the early 90s, including hundreds of large, multi-year implementations. Our clients span a variety of industries from entertainment to energy to high tech. Examples of our projects include business case development, shared services design, and shared services build support and implementation.

About ScottMadden’s Energy Practice

Since 1983, we have been energy consultants. We have served more than 300 clients, including 20 of the top 20 energy utilities. We have performed more than 2,400 projects across every energy utility business unit and every function. We have helped our clients develop strategies, improve operations, reorganize companies, and implement initiatives. Our broad and deep energy utility expertise is not theoretical—it is experience based.

About ScottMadden, Inc.

ScottMadden is the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. Our practice areas include Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability, and Corporate & Shared Services. We deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation across many industries, business units, and functions. To learn more, visit | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


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Mary Tew, 919-714-7628

Release Summary

The impending workforce shortage in the energy industry has been well-documented. ScottMadden’s white paper discusses the nature of the problem and the four main areas on which HR should focus.



ScottMadden, Inc.
Mary Tew, 919-714-7628