MINING · A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR
FILL YOUR LEADERSHIP GAP WITH ELITE MINING PROFESSIONALS
WELCOME TO STRATUM
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Stratum is a global mining executive search, recruitment, trusted leadership advisor and management consulting firm. Whether at Head Office or Site, we help you hire high-performing leaders across corporate, business-critical, technical, and commercial leadership roles.
We help you reduce risk and commercial downtime and increase ROI.
STRATEGIC SUPPORT TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS
Uncover top talent. We’ll help you hire top-tier mid to senior-level management in-country/on site.
Focus: Site leadership Recruitment and related Management Consulting Services.
Lead the industry. We’ll help you recruit leaders that adapt faster than the industry can evolve.
Focus: Board, C-suite, Executive Search and Leadership Consulting.
Reduce your risk. We’ll provide strategic insight into the markets you’re investing in, giving your people on the ground an edge.
Focus: Due Diligence, Market Research, Independent Referencing and Consulting.
WE SPECIALISE IN THE HUMAN ASPECT OF MINING
Mining materially contributes to everyone’s world and future. Our mission is to ensure that the best people carry this responsibility. It’s why we have proactively sourced and cultivated a network of over 7,000 of the top leaders in the business.
We build long-term and meaningful relationships with our clients and candidates by ensuring everything we do is steered and supported by our core values.
How we're different
WE ARE YOUR PARTNER, NOT JUST ANOTHER RECRUITMENT COMPANY
We are a boutique human capital firm covering the full mining life cycle. Clients rely on Stratum’s knowledge, experience and access to de-risk their business, whether entering a market, exploring, developing a project, operating a mine, and all related activities, including investment, financing, M&A, country risk assessment, due diligence, etc.
WE CHALLENGE OUR CLIENTS AND FOCUS ON CULTURARL
What starts well, ends well. We offer experience and data to challenge our clients, helping them reach optimal solutions, thus enabling confident and de-risked decision-making.
And because we’ve interviewed thousands of professionals in a concentrated niche, we know what good (and bad) looks like.
Our research indicates that most company hires are based on subjectively assessing people’s skills, career experience, and a CV alone. Ultimately, many leave their jobs due to poor cultural fit. Yet many traditional mining recruitment firms employ reactive “success-based” recruiting methods.
We’re different. We help you build a strategic approach to hiring “the right fit” people. Because we’ve proactively interviewed and assessed hundreds if not thousands of leaders in each role discipline, we can focus on achieving a good culture fit.
This approach has proven optimal time and time again, to attract and retain the best people that will have the most positive impact on your future.
Where we work
A GLOBAL PRESENCE
Over the last decade, we’ve placed more than 350 high-performing mining leaders across corporate and technical disciplines in over 60 countries. If you think there isn’t a candidate for your market, we’ll find them.
PUTTING PEOPLE IN PLACES
DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Former Ceo Xstrata Nickel
Chairman Nevsun And New Gold
I credit cultural fit as a key contributor to the success we achieved at Xstrata. Stratum proactively positioned an up-and-coming project executive into another organisation to influence and impact a $5bn project. Several years on, this hire not only turned out to be a resounding success but is now being primed to become the VP Projects of this multibillion-dollar successful organisation.
When you're running several complex operations in Africa, it's critical you have an onsite leadership team you can depend on. Stratum International was able to provide an excellent short-term solution in the form of an interim EGM, while they identified a shortlist of candidates who could perform the role permanently.
Former Head Of Hr: Global Mining
Stratum has been able to find candidates for a market where we thought none exists. Their knowledge of the mining industry and methods of sourcing is highly recommended, and anyone looking for good staff sourced in a professional and time-efficient way should give Will a call.
Human Resources Director
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
We've worked with Stratum for the better part of a decade. With the challenging locations and FQM's hands-on management style, this is usually a tall order. The Stratum team makes a big effort to ensure they understand our unique operating style to match potential candidates. Their customer service, follow up and follow through is exceptional throughout.
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