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New to the Cru: Introducing Nicole – GM of People & Culture

In today’s fiercely competitive business world, none more so than the mining industry, the ability to attract and retain top talent is paramount for achieving success. We know that when individuals feel valued and respected in their workplace, they are more inclined to work together towards shared objectives, elevating morale and overall performance. That is

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How To Future-Proof Your Job Skills

If you haven’t already noticed, the world moves fast, but the mining industry moves faster. Those that are set to succeed in the ever-evolving digital revolution, are the people who have embraced the changes and viewed them as learning experiences as opposed to setbacks. With the world changing at such a rapid pace, so too

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Managing Fifo Fatigue

With 24/7 operations, heavy machinery, demanding rosters, intensive interstate commutes, disruptive sleep and challenging working conditions, FIFO working environments are continually a serious fatigue risk in Australian mining.  Fatigue is more than feeling tired and drowsy. It is a state of mental and/or physical exhaustion that reduces a person’s ability to perform work safely and

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The Rise Of Women Does Not Mean The Fall Of Men

There are always winners and losers in the war for talent, and the stakes are higher than ever for companies that want to achieve gender equality.  Movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and the significant global rise in International Women’s Day activity in every corner of the world. This year’s theme – #EmbraceEquity, is making headway for

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What Is a MEM Boilermaker And How Do You Become One?

Western Australia’s thriving mining industry means there’s a high demand for skilled Heavy Fabrication tradespeople. In particular, a Boilermaker’s job prospects are very healthy right now, especially in the mining industry where large pay packets and exciting projects lure some of the best craftsmen and women in their field.  At Schlam, our Fabrication crews in

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Innovative Employee Benefits; When Compensation Isn’t Enough

In the current market, where companies are trying to lure people away from their employers in order to work for them, it makes sense that they’d be able to offer competitive benefits that are enticing and attractive.  Gone are the days when a fancy coffee machine or some free snacks made a workplace attractive. Today,

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Why Wa Is A Great Place To Start Your Career In Mining

With fantastic weather, affordable quality housing, awesome outdoor activities, low crime rates and an expanding job market, Western Australia is one of the best places to live and work in the world right now!  With the city’s relaxed pace of life and warm, friendly atmosphere, you’ll feel like you’re on a permanent R&R here in

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What Is A HD Mechanic and How Do You Become One?

The mining industry continues to thrive in Australia. Thus, HD mechanic jobs also continue to be in very high demand.   Do you love working with your hands? Do you enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together? Have you always had a fascination with heavy equipment? If so, a career in heavy diesel mechanics

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A Critical Shortage Of Welders Threatens To Disrupt The Globe

We know there is a skills shortage in Australia, but nothing aims to threaten the mining industry like the critical shortage of welders.  The problem isn’t exclusively felt in Australian mining. In almost every industry across the world, welding has a transverse part to play in energy, defence, rail and transportation projects too. This severe

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