One company doing just that is Orsted, where Global Head of Talent, Nicholas Creswell explains: “Having transformed ourselves from an oil and gas firm to a renewable energy firm, we are having to challenge how we recruit. Now situated within a rapidly emerging industry, we are at the forefront of defining what the industry is about. As such, there isn’t much talent out there which already has the skills and experience which we need. Therefore, we need to think laterally and creatively.”
As more companies expect to take on new challenges and transformations similar to those Orsted has faced, the need to diversify expertise and skills greatens. But more than just bringing in new skills, the value can also be seen in bringing in what might have been historically regarded as ‘industry outsiders’ that in today’s world are more likely to think differently, question the status quo, and challenge processes in order to improve them.