When it comes to clean energy, job openings are on the rise in a big way. There’s more demand than ever for clean energy and more jobs opening up in the industry, as a result. Likewise, employment in clean energy has grown at a rapid pace thanks to a mix of other reasons, including green energy policies and lowering technology costs.
In fact, the 2022 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), released by the U.S. Department of Energy, reported major growth across every sector of green energy. In addition, nearly 41% of all energy jobs are now in renewable energy industries. Other related areas that are seeing growth include the manufacturing of clean energy technologies, such as wind turbines, solar panels, and electric vehicles.
Not only are green energy jobs growing, but so too are the salaries that go with them. Overall, the national average for wages for jobs in clean energy is higher when compared to other industries.
Another reason clean energy is such an attractive field is that many positions are open to those without four-year degrees. This means they’re more accessible to all job candidates. Currently, around 45% of clean energy workers only have a high school diploma, according to the Brookings Institute, while earning more than their peers in other industries.
Clearly, the clean energy industry is starting to have a significant impact on the economy. The question is: If you’re looking to hire for these roles, where do you find the right people? With the help of a recruiter. Here are a few benefits they can offer:
An easier hiring process.
While you’re busy managing a range of tasks and responsibilities, a recruiter is recruiting – always. It’s all they do. They seek out new candidates in a wide range of ways, from the traditional, like job boards, to the less conventional. They are constantly scouring resumes, online profiles, and contacts in their talent pipeline to find that ideal professional for your needs.
Not only can they source candidates faster and easier, but also vet them carefully. From reference checks to background checks, skills testing and more, they can do it all, so you get candidates who have the skills and the personality you need. When you hire those who are a better fit, right from the start, you’ll not only get a happier, more productive workforce but a more loyal one as well.
An advocate for your company.
Today’s top talent is in demand. There are a host of other companies out there that want to hire them. Why should they choose to work for you? That’s where a recruiter can help. They can market your position and promote the many benefits of working for your company in a way that appeals to the candidate. From the start, they’ll know how to position your job so it’s attractive to top-tier talent and persuades the best candidates to work for you.
A fresh perspective.
A recruiter is an independent partner. As such, they can work to get to know your company, its culture and hiring needs. They can then offer a fresh perspective or hiring strategy based on their extensive recruiting experience.
In addition, they’re often able to screen candidates and ask questions that are outside the box. This will help you to find those candidates that are strong and hard-working – and weed the ones out who aren’t right for the role.
At the end of the day, you need skilled candidates who bring value to the table. When you work with a recruiter, you’ll have more peace of mind that the candidates you hire will hit the ground running and meet your expectations.
With such an expansive network, recruiters can give you access to passive and active candidates that you might not find on your own. If you need someone with a specialized skill set, for instance, they’ll have an easier time locating that unique individual for you.
Making a hiring mistake is expensive. It can lead to reduced morale, lower productivity and a negative impact on your bottom line. It also means you’re back at square one, recruiting and searching for the right employee.
However, with a professional recruiter, you can gain peace of mind you’re hiring an individual who has been carefully evaluated first to ensure they are an excellent match for your company.
Ready for help recruiting for your clean energy jobs?
Turn to Murray Resources. We’ve worked in the energy industry for decades and have the knowledge, experience and contacts to fill even your most specialized roles. If you’d like help finding professionals you can count on, turn to our team for help. Simply contact us today to get started.