2019 Global Talent Trend Report: Energy and Commodities

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In our latest talent trend report, we reflect on how the energy and commodities markets have continued to be challenged and disrupted in 2018. Focussing on what impact this sustained period of change has had on the talent landscape across the globe and its continued influence in 2019. 


Digital innovation was a big theme in the energy and commodities space in 2018, with business leaders being forced to embrace technological advancements for fear of being left behind.


From geopolitical uncertainty, shifting trade patterns, rising interest rates, digital innovation and the emergence of a new generation of leaders, there is an increasing need for organisations to evolve and adapt to this new reality.

In this report we explore how talent dynamics are being affected by a range of trends including the:

  • commercialisation of marketing and procurement divisions
  • adoption and development of new technologies and digital innovation
  • expansion into key origination and destination markets like Latin America, Australia and Greater China.
  • rationalising and restructuring of operations in a bid for more efficiencies across the following areas:
Agriculture & Nutrition


Mining, Metals & Minerals


Power, Gas & LNG


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About Human Capital

Established in 2003, Human Capital is a leading international search firm specialised in identifying and recruiting business critical talent for organisations involved in the energy, metals and agricultural supply chains.

From offices in US, EMEA & Asia Pacific, we have built our reputation as experts in our market, delivering high quality search services.

Our market coverage

We have built a foundation as one of the world’s leading search firms to the international commodities trading markets, whilst servicing the executive talent requirements for a range of companies involved in the production, processing, transportation, storage, marketing, distribution and financing of energy and commodity products globally.

Our consultants are all trained recruiters who each have a specialist market sector or functional expertise ensuring that our clients get the access and context required to make truly informed hiring decisions.