As many businesses continue to feel the impacts brought about by COVID-19 during 2020, there is a lot of industry discussion surrounding turnarounds that have been postponed until 2021. Although 2021 may seem like a long time from now, there is significant planning and sourcing that will be required to ensure these turnarounds are completed successfully and with the appropriate personnel.
Experts have stated, “The year 2021 is going to be very busy. We can expect labor and shop shortages,” (See article by Reuters). In preparation for a busy 2021, it is important to consider sourcing talent now to ensure these labor shortages can be circumnavigated. To help alleviate some of the pains that come with rescheduling turnarounds during COVID-19, here are some tips to help you prepare for a busy start to the new year.
- Planning: Consider the impact the turnaround may have on your business and begin mapping out what teams you may need and when you may need them available to successfully facilitate the turnaround.
- Consider Costs: As top talent begins to become limited due to high demand for 2021 turnarounds, consider what it may cost to hire quality talent in a competitive market. Increased hourly rates, per diem offerings, and other costs may be important to consider during this time.
- Source Talent Early: Begin engaging with a top supplier of turnaround personnel like PTS Advance to secure the right talent for your upcoming turnaround projects. As the talent pool begins to reduce, it will be important to source talent before it becomes limited.
At PTS Advance, we are working diligently to have top talent readily available for these projects before it becomes an urgent need. If you are looking to build your turnaround team now, please reach out to one of our team members for more information on our available talent and suite of service offerings.