In transitional times, organisations need leaders expert in doing more with less
One thing that is certain in a market sector characterised by uncertainty is the move towards sustainability and clean tech. Increased regulation and a demand for organisations to be more socially responsible in the way they do business is driving innovation and efficiency. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Fukushima disasters have also raised serious questions about safety, with calls for tighter regulation and accountability. Economic and geopolitical volatility continue to pose challenges. In the oil and gas industries, production costs have been escalating whilst prices have been plummeting. Costs have been rising in the mining industry, too. However, demand for minerals and precious metals from big manufacturing countries, like China, remains high – although the international spotlight is on the industry over concerns about working conditions and environmental impact.
In a sector where markets vacillate rapidly, organisations must be flexible and adaptable. Having the right people in place is crucial. Securing the best leadership is perhaps the single most important factor in ensuring a competitive advantage. At Seymour John, we take on our energy partners’ people challenges and make them our own. We help them develop tailored talent strategies aligned with longer-term business objectives, building in flexibility and ensuring leadership continuity and successful, stable succession for continuing evolution and growth, even through the most turbulent periods of uncertainty and change.
Seymour John is a strategic partner for high impact talent management in the following subsectors: