Airline leaders predict a “brain drain” from aviation industry
In its Leaders in Aviation Survey 2021, global aviation recruiter, GOOSE recruitment, said 60% of those surveyed believed the pandemic would discourage people from joining the aviation industry. Read More »
The survey, the first to be conducted worldwide with aviation’s C-suite bosses in the pandemic, also revealed many industry leaders feared redundancy, furlough and for their career futures.
Among its other findings was a willingness of 82% of respondents to change jobs in the next 12 months and a belief, held by 86% of those surveyed, that the future would be a hybrid between office and remote working.
The most important skills for industry leaders in a pandemic are communication, remote leadership and crisis management capability, GOOSE founder and CEO, Mark Charman, said.
“Our new reality will demand more from leaders, taking in what they have learnt in this time of crisis, listening to their employees and creating more empowerment for a better future for aviation,” Charman said.
Other highlights from respondents in the survey are:
• 79% of respondents had adapted their leadership style during the pandemic.
• 78% agreed workers would expect to be led differently post-pandemic.
• 64% estimate it will take two to four years for aviation to recover to pre-COVID-19 levels.
• 43% expect to increase the size of their teams in the next six months but 22% forecast more job losses.