Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
more
 
About
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

Capital Green Talent

30 Nov 2010 02:11:38

Welcome to the "war for solar talent"



Whilst I have always had a slight problem with the "war" metaphor, the term "war for talent" was coined in the late 90s to refer to the increasingly competitive landscape for recruiting and retaining talented employees.

As the debate goes on about exactly how big the UK solar industry will grow to over the coming years, there is one certainty – the UK solar industry is facing a chronic skill shortage or what we in the industry call a "war for talent".

The early signs are already here – many of the UK's "established" solar firms, while growing, are losing an extremely high number of their experienced staff to well-funded start-ups, dynamic home-grown early-stage solar companies and to the big German manufacturers and developers hitting on our shores.

Although we are not seeing outright war yet, there are dozens of many smaller less conspicuous battles being fought as this blog goes out.

If the impending "war for talent" is not high on the agendas of boardrooms and executive suits (can I say "war rooms"?) of any ambitious solar company in the UK, beware.

Over the next few weeks we are going to be writing a series on the "impending war" for solar talent, essentially about how to win the small battles, to plan and fight against the onslaught and ensure victory.


Discussion Thread  

 


Capital Green Talent Community



Linked Items From Capital Green Talent


  1. If I was to put a label on 2010, I would say it's "the year of free solar". Thanks to certain...

    30 Nov 2010
  2. I started researching the UK solar job market in March 2009. The first website I go to when...

    30 Nov 2010


Related Items From Everyone


  1. The Energy and Carbon Web Dashboard displays energy consumption information, energy saving tips...

    26 Sep 2013
  2. RE: FiTs need to be 'worth it' Discussed in Low Carbon Blog

    In terms of reducing CO2 emmision, it must be counter-productive - i.e. illusory - to provide big...

    29 Jan 2010
  3. If you've got pets, now is the time to go and forage some treats for them from the hedgerows or...

  4. Following the proposed erection of 3 wind turbines in North Hertfordshire, there has been strong...




Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback

RSS



We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.