Managing Talent in the Increasingly Freelance Workplace

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05 September 2018 10:00 - 18:00
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The ‘Gig’ economy is emerging in other sectors and is forecast to extend to the process industry in some form as technology and platforms develop. 

Increasing digitalisation is removing or changing the shape of entry-level and development roles for the engineering and other technical recruits it must attract. Industry has an aging workforce which has skills and knowledge which must be transferred to the younger generations if these skills are to be retained in industry. 

But at the same time, we have a student population who no longer seek long term careers, with structured career paths and development assignments with a single employer. They instead foresee a rise in freelance or multi-employer, possibly even multi-sector, careers. In a recent AdeccoGroup / LinkedIn survey 82% of 18 – 26 year olds aspired to be in independent employment.

How will the process industry attract and develop the talent it needs for the future? How must it develop its current managers to create a workplace culture which encourages this talent to remain in the industry?


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Neue Weyerstr. 9

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