Mission: Talent research was discussed during Russian Energy Week 2019, on a panel called “Global Energy Challenges: Focus on Talent.” Leaders in Russia’s energy sector discussed how the results of the joint study conducted by BCG, ROSATOM and WorldSkills Russia – “Mission Talent – Mass Uniqueness: A Global Challenge for One Billion Workers” – can be applied to the sector. All on the panel agreed that, in the last decade, the energy sector has felt the skills gap ever more acutely. A decrease in new employees specialised in STEM, coupled with an increase in renewable energy share, as well as other changes in the market, have led to a serious personnel shortage. This has hindered innovation, and has complicated the energy sector’s transition to the future.
“Creating environmentally friendly, reliable and affordable energy sources pose a challenge to the energy sector when it comes to training highly efficient specialists.”
Our partner Tatyana Terentyeva, Chief Human Resources Officer at ROSATOM, began.
“In this fast-advancing technological world, training system requirements are changing dramatically. Employees must be given the opportunity and motivation to improve throughout their lives, learning new skills and exploring different professions. At ROSATOM, we were able to build an effective talent ecosystem,” she continued, “which covers all levels – from kindergarten to retraining programmes for current employees –allowing us to unlock each employee’s potential. It is clear to us, that international cooperation is of paramount importance if we are to really resolve the current challenges facing us in the labour market today.”
Mission: Talent’s proposal for a human-centred approach was discussed at length, with many on the panel agreeing that there should be a close dialogue between all industry players, both nationally and internationally, to create tools that will enable each employee to develop and realise their potential. As Anton Stepanenko, Senior Partner BCG, stated on the panel, human capital development systems where the human-centric approached is applied to a greater degree, have decreased skills mismatch rates and increased productivity:
“The transition to a human-centred approach will increase GDP growth in different countries by 0.5 to 2% per year.”
Other speakers on the panel included: Anastasiya Bondarenko – State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation; Arkadiy Zamoskovny – General Director of the Association of Electric Energy Employers; Yuri Pikhtovnikov – Head of the Department of Organisational Development and Career Management, PJSC LUKOIL; Nikolay Rogalev – Rector at the National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”; and Dmitriy Chevkin – Director of the Department of HR Policy and Organisational Development at Rosseti.
The panel was moderated by Olga Golyshenkova, President of the Association of Civilians and Organisations for Corporate Learning and Development MAKO.
“I would like to thank the authors of the “Mission Talent – Mass Uniqueness: A Global Challenge for One Billion Workers” study, which, to me, seems of global importance. The challenges and solutions formulated in the study correlate with the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) that are relevant throughout the world,”
State Secretary Anastasiya Bondarenko said. Speaking of a human- centred approach, she added:
“Each company in the Russian fuel and energy sector places the human at the forefront of their strategy. Each person has their own path which stems from us having developed individual programmes, corporate universities, and cooperation between universities and industry. Moreover, one of the main barriers in the sector is the nature of the production process – its repetitiveness. It is difficult, but necessary to be individual and creative in an area that is fraught with serious security requirements, but a balance must be found so that we can resolve this problem.”
Watch the live broadcast of the panel here.
THE ENERGY SECTOR AND THE SKILLS GAP Mission: Talent research was discussed during Russian Energy Week 2019, on a panel called “Global Energy Challenges: Focus on Talent.” Leaders in Russia’s energy sector discussed how the results of the joint study conducted by BCG, ROSATOM and WorldSkills Russia – “Mission Talent – Mass Uniqueness: A Global […]