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Balancing the people equation

How enhanced collaboration can help solve labour challenges in the oil sands


Balancing the people equation


In Gaining grounds in the sands 2012, we argue that challenges associated with labour shortages and productivity are among the most urgent facing companies working in the oil and gas sector today, especially the oil sands. Solving this “people equation” involves finding new ways to manage and leverage workforces in the face of skilled labour supply and demand imbalance.

Balancing the people equation: How enhanced collaboration can help solve labour challenges in the oil sands builds on this argument and takes a “deeper dive” by identifying specific opportunities for heightened collaborative activity, not only between oil sands companies themselves but also different stakeholder groups, including institutions and communities.

Download Balancing the people equation today and discover emerging opportunities for collaboration in the oil sands.

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In the news

As oil sands activity heats up, Alberta employers brace for soaring costs, worker shortages: Edmonton Journal, March 7, 2012

Share oil sands supply chain to fight shortages: National Post, February 17, 2012

Deloitte proposes fixes for oilsands labour woes: Calgary Herald, February 15, 2012

Further reading

Number crunching the labour crunch (Cyril Elbers, Oil & Gas Network, April 2012)

Relevant industries

Energy & resources
Oil and gas

Relevant services

Human capital