PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE FUTURE
At Chandler Macleod, we understand the multiple challenges that the Utilities industries face in Australia today – a combination of deregulation, increased demand, changing environmental requirements, rapidly moving technology and shortages in key skills.
With more than 50 years experience in the provision of people solutions in Australasia, Chandler Macleod’s service to the Utilities industry helps you discover robust and cost-effective solutions that can meet these challenge head on.
PARTNERING YOU IN THE CHALLENGES AHEAD
Skill shortages in blue collar and skilled engineering professions result from direct competition with the Mining and Resources sector. When combined with an ageing workforce, this results in many Utilities organisations facing great pressure to find sufficient volume of skilled people to address existing demand, let alone prepare for the future.
With regard to candidate sourcing, we at Chandler Macleod reject a one-size-fits-all approach, whereby all candidates in all industries can basically be sourced in the same way. The key to our approach is research, where we establish the demographics of the target candidates, what sources of job information they consume, and what motivates them to change jobs. Only when we have clear answers to these questions do we proceed to a campaign to attract candidates.
In a sector where managers typically come from a technical background, there is often a need leadership development and coaching of senior staff. Executives are not immune from the trend towards an ageing workforce, and so effective succession planning will be a key component in the success of a whole range of companies in the coming years. Chandler Macleod has a range of programs tailored to the specific needs of the Utilities sector in securing and preparing their leaders for success.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
The demands for renewable energy are putting pressure on electricity generators to be more efficient, and to look for alternative ways to generate energy. Additionally, the possible impact of carbon trading schemes means that organisations may need to constantly restructure their businesses, in order to gain efficiencies.
At Chandler Macleod, we have a depth of expertise in organisational change and restructuring. We can assist you in assessing and defining new skill sets to cope with these kinds of challenges, and in designing the organisation for achievement of short and long term goals.
THE PEOPLE, THE ENVIRONMENT, THE STRUCTURES
As well as recruitment and labour hire, we have significant expertise in providing cultural diagnostics, leadership assessment and development, coaching, psychological assessment, HR strategy, team development, organisational design and outplacement services to the Utilities sector. As we provide these services across the whole range of Australian industries, we are able to bring to bear the best practice of all those industries, and adapt it to the specifics of the Utilities sector.
Our long experience in assessment provides the basis for our expertise in designing and managing both graduate and apprentice recruitment campaigns.
At Chandler Macleod, we are experienced in supplying workforce, recruitment and consulting solutions to the following industries: –
- electricity generation and distribution
- retail energy
- power transmission