The Mining People Polling/Media Centre

Welcome to the Mining People Polling/Media Centre. We want to know what you think on a broad range of mining, recruitment, human resources (HR) & other mining industry topics.

Please contribute your thoughts below via our most current poll question or browse the archives of previous questions. If you have a question or wish to submit a topic for discussion, please email the team.

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The Mining People Polling/Media Centre

Current Poll

Mining Industry Skills Shortage

The skills shortage in our industry is now getting a lot of media attention. Those who have been in the industry a while will be having flashbacks to the last boom – and the heady conditions it created. Our poll question this month is about how we solve the skills shortage in mining. We’d love to hear your input. There are just a few short questions and all answers are anonymous.

Is your organisation finding it difficult to recruit skilled people for vacancies?
If yes, please rank how difficult it is to recruit for each level of employee.
Very Hard Hard Normal Easy Very Easy
Has enough been done to promote mining careers to high school and university students, particularly during the most recent downturn?
Whose responsibility should it be to promote mining as a career path, to ensure we have a workforce with mining-relevant skills into the future?
In light of the current skills shortage, what can be done now to ensure a consistent supply of mine workers (qualified professionals, trades and unqualified) to the mining industry?

Thank you for taking our poll. It’s open throughout July and the results will be announced in our newsroom in August.

Previous Polls

Recent articles based on our poll results