Talent wars – how the mining sector must dig deep for the right candidates

By Josie Shillito
Published: Friday, 08 May 2015

Offering bulging wage packets is no longer going to solve the mining industry's talent shortage, as there simply are not enough skilled people to go around. Mining sector companies will need to engage with their workforce and take responsibility for training if there are to be enough engineers for the next mining boom.

The mining industry is facing a talent shortage, and hiring managers will have to become cannier to attract the right people. According to a study by the Minerals Council of Australia, The Labour Force Outlook in the Australian Minerals Sector, the industry will need an additional 86,000 mining professionals and...