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Posted by Jim Fearon, Hays VP, on Thursday, Jul 23, 2015
Over the past decade, buoyed by high commodity prices and the increasing value of forestry products, companies have expanded operations into ever more remote and harsh locations, with limited infrastructure and a shortage of local skilled workers. This creates demand for workers from out of province or out of the country, with incentives such as the ‘hazardous danger pay’ attracting employees worldwide.
HR can only do so much
Human Resources plays an important role in employee safety. Risk management policies and behavioral safety coaching are essential and help prepare workers. However, HR can’t guarantee safety and workers can react differently on-site – it takes the right match of attitude and temperament to be successful.
The right fit
What qualities does a worker need to be successful in a hazardous environment?
A final thought
Not everyone is suited to these environments, but there are lots of benefits to working in remote locations so carefully weigh the pros and cons, and take your own strengths and weaknesses into account when considering your options for travel and career progression
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