Industrial & Engineering


According to S&P Global Ratings Industry Top Trends 2021: Metals and Mining report, the pandemic had a significant impact on industrial activity, global steel markets, and downstream producers in 2020. Although the world is still emerging from the pandemic, and far from resuming full-blown industrial production, a vastly improving outlook for most metals is expected going into 2021.

Industry Challenges

Now looking to the future, Mining corporations are continuing to operate under pressure to control costs and improve efficiency, whilst simultaneously becoming more responsive to environmental and political conditions.  With the accelerating pace of change in the sector, central talent management themes have emerged including:

  • Diversifying talent-sourcing
  • Increasing women and minority representation
  • Strengthening transformational leadership capabilities
  • Workforce & Succession Planning
  • Redefining the Employee Value Proposition (EVP)

With these priorities, mining organisations need big ideas and innovative partnerships. Accessing talent that is highly commercial, agile and can lead innovation is critical to future performance. Often, this talent is found outside of the mining sector and therefore, businesses need to understand where the most aligned talent exists and how best to access it.

Our Experience

Talent sourcing experts in the Mining industry

From an ageing population of mining leaders to the transition to green energy to reshaping EVPs to attract and retain new leaders, our experts can help. HR leaders need to stay ahead of these changes to build a deep knowledge of strategically aligned talent pools.

Without a doubt, strategic workforce planning, succession planning, talent pool development and engaged pipelines of talent are crucial activities essential for business growth.

Our insights will give your talent acquisition strategy an unparalleled advantage. 

The Armstrong Craven team are experts in talent research and are ready to help you adopt new approaches to hiring talent for a new wave of customer demands.

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