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

Would you recommend a career in mining to a young person??

Experts say Australia’s mining industry is battling the worst skills crisis in a generation, which is being made worse because young people aren’t entering the industry. In this month’s poll, we want to know your thoughts and experiences with gen Z/zoomers (anyone born after 1997) and the mining industry.

Do you work with anyone under the age of 25 (and therefore a “gen Zer”, or “zoomer”)
What kinds of leave options would you find attractive in a new employer? (Choose up to five options)
When you’ve spoken to young people about your job in the mining industry, what is the general response you get?
Would you recommend a career in the mining industry to the zoomers in your life?
What generation do you consider that you belong to? (Dates supplied as a guide)

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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  • AusIMM logo
  • Kalgoorlie Miner logo
  • Mining News logo
  • National Mining Chronicle logo
  • Short list logo
  • Staffing Industry Analyst logo
  • The West Australian logo
  • The Brief logo
  • Mining Technology logo

Previous Polls

Recent articles based on our poll results