Presenters: Antonia Hein, PhD, Hanze UAS & prof. Arjen Edzes (HUAS & RUG)
The energy transition, as well as other transitions, importantly changes the nature of jobs and vacancies, both quantitatively and qualitatively. It has been estimated that tens of thousands new jobs need to be fulfilled in support of the energy transition. Is the regional labor market in the North of the Netherlands – and in other places for that matter – ready to support the energy transition and will it be able to adopt rapidly enough? This session addresses these question and provides some avenues to ready regional labour markets for the challenges ahead.
First, Professor Arjen Edzes will present the major insights of the regional labormarket in the North and will not only present the project “Talent in the Region”, but also present the Matching and Career tool that is developed in this project. Second, Antonia Hein will present her research on Employer Branding. Are organizations in the Northern part of the Netherlands presenting themselves as attractive employers? Antonia will also detail how Energy organizations can improve their attractiveness. The session will end with a Q&A and an opportunity to discuss the insights and talk about the importance of human capital in the energy transition.