Event Alert – Workforce Planning & Management in Mining 2012

On the 17 and 18 of April, 2012, IQPC (The International Quality & Productivity Centre) are hosting the ‘Workforce Planning & Management in Mining 2012’ conference at the Holiday Inn City Centre, Perth, WA.

It promises a very full day with some excellent keynote speakers/topics including:

Conference Day 1: Tuesday 17th April 2012

8.30 Registration and Welcome Coffee

9.00 Opening Remarks from the Chair

9.10 Evaluating FIFO Strategies: How Can You Help Make them More Manageable and Flexible to Suit Your Employees’ Lifestyle?

  • Giving flexible time frame options to ensure you allow enough down      time
  • Realising the psychological effects of FIFO and offering the      support structure needed to overcome them
  • Meeting the lifestyle, housing and infrastructure requirements of      FIFO workers

Hugh Trivett Project General Manager Thiess Prominent Hill

9.50 Encouraging Women to Look for Positions in the Mining Industry and Addressing the Barriers they Face

  • Understanding the different priorities women have and how to adhere      to them
  • Showcasing best practice company case studies on women’s employment      in mining
  • Strategies to attract the best female talent into the mining      industry

Monica Kander HR Superintendent Rio Tinto

10.30 Morning Refreshments and Networking Break

11.00 John Holland’s Challenges and System Responses to Resourcing and Workforce Planning Issues

  • Showcasing the best case examples of relationship building with potential employees
  • Developing your approach strategy and continually making your company’s presence known
  • Recognising the importance of building a pipeline and strategies to improve this development

Ryan Carrington HR Operations Manager John Holland

11.40 Comparing the Statistic: Training and Development Programs that Match the Average Employment Duration

  • Measuring the average turnover of the position you are targeting to up-skill
  • Matching the development program to the predisposed education and training of the specific employee
  • Focusing the development program on the skills that will make a difference in the employee’s contribution to the business

Scott Dassira Senior Workforce Planning Advisor, Organisational Growth & Development Fortescue Metals Group

12.20 Lunch and Networking Break

13.20 Managing Fatigue Caused by Different Rooster Models and the Impact it has on the Retention

  • Measuring the      effects of fatigue on the employees productivity
  • Identifying      best strategies to help employees overcome the fatigue and improve their      lifestyle
  • Evaluating the      benefits and pitfalls of different Rooster models

Kerry Carrington Head of School of Justice Faculty of Law Queensland University of Technology

14.00 Panel Discussion: Understanding the Benefits and Pitfalls of Sourcing Talent Globally

  • Comparing the bottom line in using foreign recruiters to direct      sourcing
  • Analysing which education systems are comparable to Australian
  • Identifying challenges and limitations when sourcing talent      offshore
Monica Kander HR Superintendent Rio Tinto Kerry Carrington Head of School of Justice Faculty of Law Queensland University of Technology

14.40 Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Break

15.10 Planning for Changing Workforce Dynamics – Mission Critical Job Groups, Skills Shortage Jobs and Hard to Fill Jobs

  • Understanding employee movements and trends for proactive planning
  • Using analytics for predictive modelling and strategising to improve (manpower) workforce planning practices and business performance with less cost
  • Supporting evidence based decision-making within your organisation

Shane Granger Workforce Planning Specialist Civil Aviation Safety Authority

15.40 Panel Discussion: Considering the Role of Social Media in Recruiting for Mining Positions

  • Knowing how to attract the attention of quality rather than quantity of potential candidates
  • Identifying which social platforms are the best for your potential candidates
  • Maintaining relationships on social platforms
Ryan Carrington HR Operations Manager John Holland Hugh Trivett Project General Manager Thiess Prominent Hill

16.20 Closing remarks from the Chair

16.30 Close of Conference Day One & Networking Drinks Reception

17.00 Workshop A: How to Successfully Integrate Risk Management in Your Workforce Planning Strategies

  • Click here for the Day 2 schedule
  • Click here for the interactive workshops
  • Click here for more information and to register
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