NES Global Talent to host event to “effect change” in energy staffing through improved diversity practice


ABERDEEN, Wednesday 18 July 2018: NES Global Talent (in conjunction with Energy Jobline) will host a breakfast Seminar in Aberdeen on 26 September to effect change in the way the energy sector attracts and retains female talent.

The event, located in the UK energy hub, Scotland, will consider what should be diversity best practice within energy recruitment teams and will provide hiring managers with clear, actionable insights.

Vicki Codd, Marketing Director at NES Global Talent says: “We know diversity issues are top of many client’s agendas right now and this event aims to bring people together, allowing them to share ideas and challenges, whilst ensuring their future hiring plans support their wider diversity strategy.”

Guest speakers at the event include diversity and inclusion specialist at Mott MacDonald, Richard Chapman-Harris, covering unconscious bias principles and crucial data sources to provide analytics on EDI initiatives.

Emma Wild, head of KPMG’s Upstream Oil and Gas in the UK will also speak at the event, drawing on her personal journey in becoming a female industry leader. 

“We couldn’t have hoped for a better variation of energy and diversity leaders to provide insights at the event,” continues Vicki Codd.

“These leaders are not only pioneers in the diversity space, they all have a story to tell about their own career journeys and how they have successfully actioned diversity within their companies.”

Talks will also be hosted by Jo-anne Tait, Head of Teaching at Learning at the School of Engineering and Dr Pete Jones, Psychologist and Scientist at Vercida Consulting, a global D&I development firm.

Jo-anne will be covering the “important topic of the mental health of engineers”, the notion of ‘toxic masculinity’ and how this affects the attraction of young talent.

Dr Pete Jones plans to explore how the types of unconscious bias impact the recruitment process and will be offering a recruitment checklist free-of-charge to all attendees.

“This is an incredibly important event, as it draws together recruitment leads from the world’s major energy companies to network, inspire new learning and share diversity best practices.”


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