The Recruitment Solar-Coaster: Navigating the Renewable Talent Shortage w/Jon Semingson

Recruiting in renewable energy is much like riding a rollercoaster – or rather, a solar-coaster. It’s an emerging market with a lot of activity, and at the same time, an industry feeling the tight squeeze of a talent shortage. 

Without enough talent to go around and employers in need of the best, recruiters find themselves in a tough position. They need to have challenging but tactful conversations, and that requires trust. 

How does Jon Semingson handle the pressure of recruiting in this challenging space? What are some of the steps he’s taking to deal with the talent shortage? 

In this episode, the President of Peak Demand shares what makes recruiting in renewable energy such a wild ride. He also shares why he’s so passionate about the industry and the transition from account executive to owner.

Guest Bio 

Jon Semingson is the President of Peak Demand. As one of the leading executive search firms in Renewable Energy, he and his team have spent more than 15 years helping organizations across solar, energy storage, and electric vehicles scale their teams. The candidates they have placed have been involved in more than 40 GW of installed renewable energy generation with organizations that are leading the renewable energy transition. Connect with Jon on LinkedIn.

Meet the Host

Vince Holt is the founder and CEO of Management Recruiters of Mercer Island. With 35+ years industry experience, he is the only MRINetwork team member to win CSAM of the Year, Person of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards. In addition to spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, Vince has raced motorcycles for over 50 years, winning 5 National Championships.

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