Scientific Professionals for the Natural Resources Sector: Attraction and Retention Factors

Scientific Professionals for the Natural Resources Sector: Attraction and Retention Factors

From the world’s largest scientific companies to the smallest labs doing critical R&D—almost all organizations in science today have had to transform the way they’ve been doing business.

Many changes are based on pure economics, as practically everyone is being challenged to do more with less. Within scientific industries, major shifts in the development of key products are indicators of how companies are conducting business and controlling costs at practically every step. Meanwhile, sourcing and hanging on to top scientific talent remains key to reaching company goals and objectives. But before you determine how to attract and retain your talent, it is important to really understand the mindset of scientific professionals and the way they shape their career aspirations and pathways.

You probably already recognise that there’s a growing talent shortage within science professions. While specifics may vary between industry sectors, there are a number of key issues that will remain important or increase in significance when managing this talent gap throughout most vertical segments—and the natural resources sector faces its own unique challenges in attracting and retaining scientific talent.
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