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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Current Poll

What’s the best solution to mining’s skills shortage?

In this month’s poll, we want to know how the skills shortage has been affecting operations at your company or on your site, and what kinds of solutions you’d support.

In your experience, is the skills shortage affecting operations/productivity at your mining company/on your mine site?
What do you think is the best solution to the skills shortage? (Rank the options according to your preference, 1 to 3.)
  • Introduce special visas to allow already trained and skilled workers to come from overseas
  • Encourage already trained and skilled local workers who have left the industry to return
  • Employ people who are keen to get a start in mining and give them the training they need
Finally, a little bit about you. (Remember, all answers are anonymous.)

Thanks so much for taking part in this Mining People Polling/Media Centre poll. We’ll publish the results on our website next month. You can see the results of some of our other recent polls below!


As reported in

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  • Staffing Industry Analyst logo
  • The West Australian logo
  • The Brief logo
  • Mining Technology logo

Previous Polls

Recent articles based on our poll results