The utility industry is losing legacy brain power at a rapid rate. On top of that, companies need non-traditional utility talent to support new IT and communication needs brought about by smart grid investments and the pressure of rapidly expanding distributed energy resources. But utilities are not yet in the position to compete with other “more exciting” and higher paying industries to attract the best and brightest.
Can the utility industry make an internal culture shift to help keep existing resources and attract new talent? And can it do it fast enough to avoid what the recent Forbes article refers to as falling off the cliff?
Does your company offer enough work satisfaction, perks and other benefits to keep you on the job when the green pastures of retirement beckon? We’d like to know.