Developing Inside Talent


The acceleration of digital technology and changes in the industry have impacted the way we work. Duke Energy is preparing for the future through a focus on developing skills and agility across our workforce.

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, Duke Energy paused its external hiring efforts, which created a natural emphasis and real-time need to have a flexible internal workforce.

At the same time, the company accelerated the launch of an internal talent marketplace to leverage short-term, temporary assignments to provide greater career development opportunities for employees. The popular program is creating greater flexibility for our workforce.

In fact, more than one-third of employees participating in temporary assignments are working outside of their normal business unit. Feedback from participants expressed support for the program – creating an atmosphere where current employees can learn and grow within the company.

The company also launched a new online learning platform – including learning programs for cybersecurity, IT and other important skills. This will help prepare employees to take on new roles and opportunities in critical areas.

Duke Energy is a strong believer in workforce agility – building new skills and competencies and continuing to shift the mindset about new ways of working. This will provide a competitive advantage going forward.

Learn more about how Duke Energy’s learning and development programs prepare leaders and employees to meet future challenges.