Your most precious commodity in this industry is your people
The mining industry faces major structural skills shortages due to an aging workforce, fewer mining-related graduates, and downsizing in the 80s and 90s. Competition to attract and retain young talent, as well as luring back experienced specialists, is tough. To gain a competitive advantage in this global recruitment & retention battle, companies must find smarter long-term solutions. Moving beyond an unsustainable FIFO culture and attracting top recruits with transferable skills from other sectors such as Oil & Gas.
But for companies willing to evolve, the opportunities are endless. For example, by diversifying your portfolio by adding commodities such as gold, silver, copper and iron ore to your business. However, expanding to new commodities will require sufficient technical skills in key areas such as mine planning, production optimization, cost estimation, scheduling and risk assessment, and health & safety. You will also need a new breed of professional, people who can add value to your business during these times of growth.
Because we dig deeper for clients, what we find is more precious.
Leading companies across the industry have experienced first-hand Brunel’s commitment to go the extra mile. We attend events such as CIM, PDAC and Minexpo to broaden our global network of specialists and deepen our understanding of the sector. We produce sector reports with insights that assist with better talent acquisition and related HR challenges. And we have developed mining-specific tools that give clients access to specialists worldwide.
Our knowledgeable account managers find tailored permanent, payroll and contracting solutions that work for you. They have the capability to help clients work through sensitive situations, such as rehiring a former employee. Whether you need mining engineers or metallurgists, project controllers or geologists, our experts have world class experience and skills in talent acquisition. We ensure we continually upgrade our skills in everything from personal competencies to the latest knowhow in key tools like Promine, Surpac, Whittle, Gemcom and Primavera.
Brunel is a financially robust public company backed by a professional staff dedicated to providing its clients with a competitive edge in the marketplace. Our vast array of perfectly-executed services ranges from paying contractors on-time to assistance with bureaucratic issues such as visas and relocation. And being a global company, we’re literally focused 24/7 on adding real value to your business in every way we can.