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The Energy Transition of Today and Tomorrow

An energy transition, i.e. a significant change in the energy mix, considered most often in a country, is only relevant if it significantly improves one of the expected performances of energy systems and markets: the cost of energy, its availability, the energy independence of the country in question or the environmental impact.

3 months

Finding Europe’s Energy Storage Talent

We have recently won a number of international assignments partnering with companies trying to identify and recruit candidates for European roles.

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Toxic Employees: How to Avoid them

Nothing is more debilitating within an organisation than a toxic employee. Employers naturally give a lot of time and energy to attracting outstanding candidates. Far fewer devote any time to considering how to avoid the wrong type of candidate finding their way into their business.

4 months

How to Make Yourself Energy Storage Ready

We all know that the solar industry, particularly in the UK has lost a significant number of jobs in the last nine months. We also know that energy storage is the hottest of hot topics at present, and a sector predicted to see substantial growth. However, as I’ve written before, the number of jobs available in the storage sector doesn’t come close to the number of solar jobs lost. Demand outstrips supply. What is more many of the jobs lost to solar do not lend themselves to transfer to the storage sector, for an obvious example think roofer.

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There is a Hole in My Talent Bucket

Those who take their business or leadership role seriously know that life is much easier and business is much more successful with real talent in your team. The CEO’s of two of the most successful businesses in corporate history, Steve Jobs at Apple and Jack Welch at GE, were both very vocal about having A players on your team. Often I'm asked to write or speak about acquiring top talent. That stands to reason, it's what my company, Hyperion Executive Search does, help companies find the very best talent. But we also help clients to retain that top talent.

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How Can an Industrial Strategy be Relevant without Solar?

Last year, I was invited to meet with the Rt Hon Greg Clarke (Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) and BEIS colleagues at a regional launch of the industrial strategy green paper/consultation document. It's a pretty weighty paper, you can get a copy here. The 'ten pillars' all make sense and are all essential to any future industrial strategy.

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Fully Charged Live

After eight years and more than 300 episodes, Robert Llewellyn's Fully Charged, a YouTube show dedicated to the future of energy & transport, will be brought to life as a fun-filled exhibition for thousands of enthusiasts Fully Charged LIVE will launch at the world-famous Silverstone circuit at the heart of the UK's motorway network on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June and tickets are now on general release.