Tag: skills

Defence & Security


STEM skills shortage and the modernisation of Australian Defence capability

The Government is making an unprecedented investment into Defence capability of around $200 billion, over the next decade. While this investment marks positive news for the modernisation of Defence’s capability, it represents only part of the equation. The modernisation of Australia’s Defence capability will create more opportunities for Australians to use their expertise, experience and…

6 Nov 2017, by Amy Sarcevic


STEAM – The Importance of Creativity in STEM Subjects

There is no doubt about it; Australia has a skills gap and needs to increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system just isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology and computer science – yet this…

7 Jul 2016, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Australian mining productivity key to success

Australia's productivity problem is causing the country's miners to lose ground to international competitors, Deloitte has argued. In the organisation's Tracking the Trends 2014 report, several areas of improvement for Australian companies were highlighted. According to Deloitte, the cost of building new iron ore capacity jumped from $100 per tonne in 2007 to $195 per…

5 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

5 tips for being a more assertive leader

Confident and assertive leaders often command the respect of their employees and superiors, helping them stand out for promotions and other career development opportunities. These leadership skills mean tasks can be completed more efficiently and with less hassle than managers who are hesitant or prone to procrastination. Here are five top tips for being more…

15 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Leaders ‘must embody team values’ to succeed

Employees are more likely to respect the leadership skills of managers who embody the values and goals of the team, according to new research. A University of Queensland (UQ) study showed that while it is a common belief social activities are key to building workplace relationships, this is not the case for bonds between staff…

13 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

‘Practise leadership skills’ over Xmas period

Managers should continue practising their leadership skills over the Christmas holiday season, a leading industry body has advised. The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) said that while the festive period is often a time for family and friends, it is also when people evaluate their career and consider ways to boost their professional status. Vivienne…

6 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Mining training ‘important for industry employees’

The importance of mining training has been highlighted in new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures. According to the ABS, around eight million people have undertaken some form of training or study in the last 12 months, but prevalence is higher in certain industries. The data showed more than half of miners had undertaken training…

16 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Networking ‘should be a part of women’s leadership development’

Effective networking is an important part of leadership development, but many women are failing to take advantage of the opportunities open to them. This is according to several experts, who highlighted the difficulties women face when trying to build relationships in the business world. Deborah Gillis, chief operating officer at women's research and advocacy group…

12 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

CSG training required in Queensland

CSG training could be on the horizon for many organisations in Queensland as new research reveals the extent of the state's resources boom. Energy Skills Queensland's (ESQ) 2013 Queensland CSG to LNG Industry Workforce Plan found that twice as many jobs as expected will be created across the sector. This means 15,000 people will be…

6 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Mining engineering workers ‘in high demand’

A number of mining engineering positions are in high demand across Australia as companies seek to secure the most skilled workers in the sector. This is according to new research by recruitment consultancy Hays, which highlighted various trends in employment patterns across the industry. Mining training seems to be top of the agenda in Western…

22 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Mining & Resources

Janet Yellen ‘has the leadership skills for US Fed top job’

All eyes are on Janet Yellen as she could potentially become the first woman to chair the US Federal Reserve. Despite some commentators describing the economist as timid, Washington Post columnist Jena McGregor has sprung to her defence, highlighting her leadership skills in particular. Yellen faced competition early in the running from fellow economist Larry…

17 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Driving operational efficiencies in difficult market conditions

The work of Nils Voermann, Global Managing Director Technologies at Hatch, is reflected in the design of metallurgical plants around the world. He has been involved in many of the landmark ferro-nickel projects over the last decades, including SNNC’s greenfield ferronickel plant in Korea in 2008, and most recently Koniambo. We had the chance to…

25 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights