Smart Grid

July 30, 2012

Zpryme and Release Smart Grid Hiring Trends 2012 Study

Zpryme and have released a Smart Grid Hiring Trends 2012 study, highlighting the recruiting insights for candidates to fill Smart Grid roles in the United States. The study summarizes the findings of a surveyed 184 hiring managers responsible for recruiting candidates for U.S.-based Smart Grid roles.

The analysis and details provided in the study offer human resources executives benchmarking data on compensation, recruiting, training, hiring policy and employee retention. 

Specific data points and insights included in the Smart Grid Hiring Trends 2012 Study are smart grid hiring activity (2010 – 2012), average compensation by type of smart grid role, signing bonus usage and payout amount, recruiting challenges and best practices, training initiatives and employee retention trends and strategies.

“Representing 25 sectors in the Smart Grid, this data provides hiring managers with the insights they need to evaluate the competitiveness of their human capital game plan,” said Heather Anusbigian, CMO at “Identifying, recruiting and retaining qualified Smart Grid candidates is an arduous task. This detailed report offers directional data that can be leveraged to fine-tune the Smart Grid human resources road map.”

The study results are compiled by surveying 184 Smart Grid Hiring Managers and Executives in June 2012. Among the respondents, 41 percent of hiring managers said they worked for companies with one to 100 employees, 16 percent worked for companies with 101 to 500 employees, 6 percent worked for companies with 501 to 1,000 employees, and the remaining 37 percent said they worked for companies with 1,000 or more employees.

“Zpryme intends to follow the evolution of the Smart Grid human resources strategy very closely,” said Jason Rodriguez, CEO at Zpryme. “Repeat studies will ensure we keep our finger on the pulse of developments in this dynamic and ever-changing market segment.”

Recently, a report released by Austin-based Zpryme Smart Grid Insights predicted that U.S. sales of network management systems will reach $1 billion by 2020. According to the study, U.S. utilities will invest in smart grid network management systems at an annual rate of 21 percent for the next eight years.

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Edited by Braden Becker