TALENT & TECHNOLOGY
Critical Skills for a Successful Career
Adjusting to a new environment is part of the modern world of working. To sustain and build trust and harness personal and professional integrity, soft skills are vital.
Drawing on Collective Engineering Sentiment To Improve Learning Outcomes
Upon reviewing the American Association of Engineering Societies’ (AAES) Engineering Competency Model, the SPE Soft Skills Committee established a task force to map AAES’ model to SPE’s competency models and drive the integration of both.
Emerging Leaders Navigate Their Career Path
The 2016 Emerging Leaders Alliance brought together delegates to expand their leadership skills. Three delegates share their learnings in performance management, emotional quotient, and transitioning from technical to management roles.
Upgrading Soft Skills During Boom and Bust Business Cycles
Given the cyclical nature of the industry, how might individuals and companies prepare for a potential re-emergence of the boom cycle? This article emphasizes the importance of soft skills in navigating the effects of systems and structures on human patterns of behavior.
Talent & Technology: Development of Engineering Competency Models Continues
SPE has been developing discipline-specific technical competencies for the past several years to assist young professionals, and more recently graduate engineers, in quickly ramping up with necessary skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive environment.
Talent & Technology: Royal Dutch Shell’s Journey to Strategic Competence Management
Shell undertook a 5-year program to address some of the universal challenges of competence management along with several internal improvement opportunities. The result has been the global implementation of a strategic solution that fundamentally reshaped how competence is managed within the company.
The Role of Soft Skills in a Challenging Environment
When times are challenging, a strong sense of survival and tendency to hunker down can cause us to lose opportunities by not engaging stakeholders.
A Competency Management Tool for SPE Members
To meet one of SPE’s strategic priorities, capability development, the Society has partnered with International Human Resource Development Corporation (IHRDC) to offer the SPE Competency Management Tool (CMT) free to its members.
Conquering Change in Oil and Gas: How To Build a Learning Organization
The drive for financial performance demands a change in leadership skills at all management levels and a new perspective on change. Managers abandon a traditional control orientation for one of involvement by becoming facilitators who delegte, maintain open doors, and lead by example.
The Power of the Industrial Internet: Turning Data Into Insight and Action
Over the past 200 years, since the days of the Industrial Revolution, we have experienced several waves of innovation, which have had a profound effect on our everyday lives.
Talent & Technology: Soft Competency Development as a Global Challenge
Talent & Technology: Soft Competency Development as a Global Challenge Soft competencies provide individuals with the ability to manage social, cultural, technical, and environmental expectations.
2013 Education Forum—Milestones in the First Year
As capability development is one of its key strategic objectives, SPE sponsored a forum in August 2013 on the need to ensure an appropriately educated upstream engineering workforce in 2020 and beyond.
Adopting Analytics to Effectively Manage Workforce Needs
Oil and gas companies have increasingly relied on complex data to delve into the Earth’s geology and find energy resources thousands of feet below the surface. They have turned to numbers when analyzing prospective acquisitions, capital expenditures, and other investments.
A New Contract Between Management and the Petrotechnical Professional
The continued search for oil and gas relies in equal measure on good management and superior petrotechnical expertise. The key is ensuring that the two worlds mesh smoothly.
Talent & Technology—Impact of the Big Crew Change on Employee Retention
You have invested a lot of time and money training new employees. Once employees are fully qualified, how do you retain them?
Taking a Balanced Approach to the Technical Skills Gap
One could compile an extensive bibliography written about the “big crew change” over the past several years.
Workforce Competency and Organizational Health Key Drivers in Workforce Optimization
Solomon Associates' Bill Glasscock says energy operations have begun employing a highly data-driven staffing assessment approach within the context of the business process.
The Elements of a Soft Competency Matrix
In response to the need for emotional intelligence and soft skills, the SPE Soft Skills Council proposes a competency matrix as a tool to identify skills gaps at various stages of one's career.
New Challenges Demand New Energy Leadership Skills
New challenges are cause for a heightened demand for more leadership skills. Three cutting-edge approaches to leadership development are presented alongside five methods to maximize their value.
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