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

Should companies give employees ‘pet leave’?

The skilled labour shortage has employers finding new and interesting ways to attract the best talent. One of those is so-called “paw-ternity” leave — being given time off to bond with and train a new puppy. In this month’s poll, we wanted to know what you thought of paw-ternity leave, and what leave options might encourage you to choose one employer over another.

When looking for a job, how important to you is the leave entitlement?
What kinds of leave options would you find attractive in a new employer? (Choose up to five options)
Should employees be able to take leave to spend time with their pets?

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!

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Previous Polls

Recent articles based on our poll results