Cutting Staff Increases the Need for Training

cutting staffMany mining companies are planning ever deeper cuts to staff in 2016, increasing the need for training, skills development and mining knowledge to help bridge the resulting talent gap for remaining staff.

More than half (55%) of mining employers cut staff in 2015 and an additional 40% expect to cut in 2016, according to an industry survey by the recruiting firm Hays ( December 01 2015).

Under-staffing results in burnout and low morale, and current employees are “feeling pressure more than ever”, reports Hays.

While companies cut, employers in the resource and mining industry have expressed concern over growing skills shortages. Three quarters (76%) of employers identify moderate to extreme issues regarding talent gaps.

EduMine training is authored and presented by world class specialists. Training is delivered on site in optimized formats, including online self-directed study, live webcasts with streaming video, and on site face-to-face training by specialists. This allows us to develop customized training programs that:

  • expedite training delivery;
  • eliminate the need for travel;
  • minimize time away from the job; and
  • cut training costs to the bone.

And your staff will have ongoing unrestricted access to the world’s largest library of how-to mining knowledge and practices, which helps to compensate for lack of mining experience.

Our training solutions can be justified in tough economic times by focusing on areas that help cut production costs and impact the bottom line.

Contact an EduMine professional (Katja Freitag or Gillian Roy) to discuss a training program that will help you and your staff make it through the tough times ahead.

Simon Houlding was Vice-President of Professional Development for InfoMine Inc. He founded Edumine in 2000, and was responsible for this InfoMine division which provides learning and training programs to the global mining industry until 31 October 2017. He is a professional engineer and author.

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  • Gold Miner

    They cut their best to scare the rest into fearing for their jobs and losing their retirement packages. I know cause i was one of the best at my mine and was cut back in September. How many people can install 98 Rebar, 26 Screen in 10.5hr shift with a 25yr old McLean Bolter.? Not many! Doesn’t make sense unless it’s “Sacrific” one to move the herd!