With skills shortages looming as a threat to ongoing growth of the mining industry in Australia and throughout Asia, a summit in Perth next month will be an important forum to formulate and examine solutions.
The Resources Workforce Strategies Summit will be held at the Parmelia Hilton Perth Hotel from November 22-24.1
If not addressed skills shortages could threaten the number of new minerals, metals and oil & gas projects coming on line in the short to mid term.
The summit will help strengthen resources workforce capacity and capabilities, plus recruitment efforts throughout project lifecycles - from exploration and feasibility through to construction and operation.
It is the only case study-led event of its kind focusing on HR issues for the resources sector.
The summit will examine the following topics: Connecting and skilling industry; recruiting in a tight skills market; achieving strong engagement and retention’ aligning HR strategy with business goals; developing talent management frameworks; career pathing and leadership development; managing workplace and union relations, and; implementing indigenous workforce programs.
There will be 11 case studies in mining and oil & gas as well as two in-depth workshops.
Delegates are expected to come from three types of companies – mining (70%), oil & gas (20%), and contractors (10%).
The summit will feature more than 30 speakers, including BHP Billiton Iron Ore senior manager resourcing and workforce planning Ray Hince, Exxonmobil industrial relations manager Bill Vickers, Fortescue Metals Group manager, vocational training and employment Damien Ardagh, Alcoa World Alumina Australia HR consultant – mobility Susie White, Peabody Energy Australia general manager human resources Geoffrey Woodcroft, Leighton Contractors national human resources manager, resources division Nick Furnivall and OneSteel HR manager, mines and export Deidre Allen.
For more information or to register, visit www.resourcesworkforce.com

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