PDAC in Summary – Recruitment still a Major Concern among Mining Companies
The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) represents the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry. The association was established in 1932 and today, 80 years after its founding, the association has over 7,000 individual members, including prospectors, developers, geoscientists, consultants, mining executives, students, and more than 1,000 corporate members, including senior, mid-size and junior mining companies and organisations providing services to the mineral industry.
As a PDAC member, Globe 24-7’s Canadian team attended the prestigious and very successful PDAC Mining conference in Toronto, Canada, between the 4th and 7th of March. PDAC offered a program with an impressive line-up of provocative speakers, new discovery stories, scientific advances and financing updates, and was able to attract a breathtaking 35,000 mining-centric visitors from all over the world.
PDAC presented a great opportunity for Globe’s Canadian team to meet mining industry professionals who were interested in learning about our strategy for talent acquisition, as well as our perception of recruitment development in general, in a highly competitive sector. Many senior members of the society shared with us their challenges in attracting and maintaining the right personnel and it is very clear that recruitment is, and continues to be, a major concern amongst mining companies.
PDAC certainly reiterated the importance of our service in the industry and as proud members of the Globe family, the Canadian team thoroughly enjoyed reaching out to current and potential clients, sharing our vision and expertise in reaching and recruiting mining talent that is highly qualified and geographically dispersed.