December 2006

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Women in energy sector discuss barriers to career commitments

Especially with today's tight labor market, companies tend to focus on recruitment programs, but neglect to address the problems of why some employees may have left their ranks in the first place. Bri..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Especially with today's tight labor market, companies tend to focus on recruitment programs, but neglect to address the problems of why some employees may have left their ranks in the first place. Bringing these people – and women, in particular – back presents challenges. But making the effort can be a remedy to workforce shortages as well as a way to fill leadership positions with seasoned candidates. Thus, attracting women back into the workforce is a "telling subject." So observed a panel of female industry managers and executives at the Women's Global Leadership Conference in Energy and Technology, held recently in Houston. The past two decades of turmoil within the energy

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