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By Samantha Lees, Human Resources Coordinator, Scovan

In today’s competitive job market, where skilled workers have the upper hand, businesses face unique challenges when it comes to hiring and retaining top talent. To stay competitive and thrive in an employee’s market, Scovan adopts a strategic approach which emphasizes the importance of having the Right People in the Right Seats. Further, it is instrumental that when selecting the right candidate, we are leveraging our core values; Figure It Out, Disrupt for the Better, Work Hard, and do all of those things with Good Vibes and Great Energy.

Right People: In a talent-driven job market, the competition for skilled individuals is fierce. When it comes to hiring, Scovan does not only prioritize technical skills but also places a significant emphasis on cultural fit, good character and alignment with our core values. Employees who resonate with our culture seem to be more engaged, motivated, and committed to Scovan’s vision and targets. The equation is simple; engaged employees are less likely to be a flight risk. 

In today’s competitive job market, where skilled professionals hold a significant advantage, businesses face distinct challenges when acquiring and retaining top-tier talent.

Right Seat: Strategic hiring involves capitalizing on the employee’s greatest strengths, skills, and passion. At Scovan, each quarter we evaluate each employee to ensure they occupy a role that they understand, are genuinely motivated to do their job and have the resources to fulfill their responsibilities effectively. By evaluating candidates through the ‘Get it, Want it, Capacity’ framework, Scovan is able to make informed decisions that go beyond qualifications, fostering a team of individuals who not only have the skills but also the desire to contribute wholeheartedly to the company’s success.

Core values are a magnet for top talent. At Scovan we prominently display and live through our core values, which we believe attracts the right candidates to our organization. While skills and qualifications are important, character is often the distinguishing factor between good hires and great hires. In an employee’s market, it is crucial that we recognize that you can train and develop skills, but character is intrinsic to an individual. Hiring candidates with strong character and their values align with ours, ensures that Scovan can adapt to the ebbs and flows of the oil and gas industry. 

In a competitive market, retaining employees is as important as hiring. At Scoven, we focus on creating a collaborative and fun environment where employees are recognized and rewarded for their efforts. We have social gatherings, committees, and initiatives such as Cheers for Peers where employees can celebrate their team-mates for small yet impactful things that they do every day. By focusing on efforts such as these and core values, we are able to create an environment where employees feel connected and valued, which ultimately has led to our success.

Scovan is able to thrive in an employee’s market because we strategically hire the right people for the right seats, and use our core values to guide us in selecting the strongest candidate.

Originally published in Scovan’s IGNITE Vol. 7