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As global oil prices remain at historic lows and rig counts continue their decline, many wonder how to bring new talent into the industry. Joining Oil & Gas 360® to discuss attracting new talent to the oil and gas industry is Mr. John Hofmeister.

Mr. Hofmeister has held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including President of Shell Oil Company (ticker: RDSA) from March, 2005 to July 2008, and also as its U.S. Country Chairman. He also served Shell as Director of Human Resources and Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Human Resources. Mr. Hofmeister has served in a number of other technical companies including General Electric, Northern Telecom and AlliedSignal in human resources positions.

For this edition of Oil & Gas 360’s® Top Minds in the Business we asked Mr. Hofmeister the following about hiring talent in the oil and gas industry:

  • How did a career in human resources lead to you becoming President of Shell?
  • What has led to a shortage of talent in the oil and gas industry?
  • How do oil price cycles affect the talent pool?

For an in-depth insight into hiring new talent in the oil and gas industry, listen to today’s interview*.

*Embedded charts, graphics, video and related images were selected by Oil & Gas 360® for the purpose of providing visual illustrations to accompany the topics discussed during the interview.

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