03.08.2021

Stratum/Gen-XX Launch Video

Stratum International is proud to be the first company to back GenXX’s vision of ending period poverty so all women can have a dignified experience. In a world-first, GenXX has designed revolutionary reusable sanitary products. Please take a minute to watch the video of the event launch, below (has sound). We believe this product and initiative […]

22.07.2021

Turning mining recruitment into a truly human endeavour

It was Desmond Tutu who said that we should strive to be the change we would like to see in the world. We couldn’t agree more and believe businesses should be at the forefront of this responsibility. While Stratum has regularly contributed to good causes over the years, we recently decided to formalize a giving […]

04.02.2021

African Mining Market Sentiment – 2020 vs 2021

* Below is a full transcript of the original Q&A interview published by 121 Group’s The Assay Magazine, as part of 121 Group’s African Mining Investment virtual conference, 1-3 February 2021. The original article can be found here. How did the mining industry in Africa fare in 2020 as COVID-19 resulted in shutdowns across the […]

02.02.2021

Video – Mine Finance: How specialist finance & PE navigate risk & create value in African mining projects. Panel discussion hosted by Jane Banks

Stratum’s Jane Banks hosting the Mine Finance Panel – How Specialist Finance & PE Navigate Risk & Create Value In African Mining Projects – panel discussion at this year’s 121 Africa Mining Investment forum. Panellists: Verne Grinstead (ANRH Appian Capital Advisory) Rob Still (Pangea Exploration/Denham Capital) 

19.01.2021

Stratum welcomes Rowan Phendler – Director and Head of London

Rowan has 10 years’ resources industry experience supporting global companies’ senior executives and site-based management teams within the mining, Oil & Gas, and renewable energy market, including six years as Talent Director at a NASDAQ-listed engineering consulting/EPCM firm both in Canada and the United Kingdom. Originally from Montréal, Canada, and fully bilingual in English and […]

24.11.2020

Making the best people "stick"

21 NOVEMBER 2020 – London, UK Note: Stratum’s original article published in Global Business Reports’ MACIG West Africa Edition. See link. MAKING THE BEST PEOPLE STICK 2020 has been the year when the ubiquitous phrase ‘our staff are our greatest resource’ became akin to an awakening. The storm of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to blow […]

18.11.2020

Video – Mine Finance: Due Diligence in Mining Deals. Panel Discussion hosted by Will Coetzer

Stratum’s Will Coetzer hosting the Mine Finance Panel – Due Diligence in Mining Deals – panel discussion at this year’s 121 EMEA Mining Investment forum. Panellists: Shaun Usmar (Triple Flag) Philip Clegg (Orion Mine Finance) David Halkyard (Resource Capital Funds)

12.05.2020

To (Panic) Buy or Not to (Panic) Buy: The pressing need for succession planning in mining

The Covid-19 crisis has materially impacted our industry as global supply chains and people movement have in many cases all but ceased. That said, mining is a significant GDP contributor to most of the countries it operates in, and it’s evident that many governments have been taking every measure available to keep mines operational, or […]

13.03.2020

Seven mistakes mining companies make when engaging recruiters (and how to avoid them)

There is a famous saying that even a broken clock is right twice a day. For me, no other quote better sums up the general perception of the broader recruiting industry. If you feel you are continually getting a lousy deal from these firms, you might be right.  And you may be unknowingly encouraging it. […]

02.03.2020

7 weeks to go! Stratum/Will’s London Marathon update – Leading fundraiser, ParkRun Winner, Crazy Training Schedules, Goat Dodger, Wrapper Upper in Toronto

With just under seven weeks to go, we wanted to share a quick update. First and foremost, we want to thank all of our donors so far – we are building towards something quite remarkable –  We don’t say this lightly, or without merit – with seven weeks to go, Will is second overall for […]

20.01.2020

Sub 3-hour London Marathon! Support Will @ Stratum in raising £40,000 for the National Autistic Society

2020 LONDON MARATHON For those who haven’t caught my recent social media updates, I’ll be running the London Marathon in April for The National Autistic Society… so we need your money 😊!  My goal is to run the marathon sub-3 hours (4.15 min/km average), and raise £40k (plus Stratum matching up to £5k). WHY? My […]

03.10.2019

Betting the Jockey…. and not getting screwed. Stratum’s recent podcast interview with Resource Insider

Not sure if you caught the podcast of our MD Will Coetzer’s sit-down with Jamie Keech from Resource Insider last week? If you don’t know Jamie, he’s a Cambourne School of Mines Master’s degree Mining Engineer-turned-Mining Financier on a mission to help resources industry investors, well, for the lack of a better word, not get […]

26.09.2019

We’ve finally relented….

Seven years, four months and nineteen days…  We have a Corporate Brochure! But why only now? During the last seven or so years we’ve taken great pride in “marketing” ourselves through our proactive candidate-management model and delivering successfully across the world (our country-count is above 50!). A big thank you to all our customers for […]

31.01.2019

150 COO’s, VP’s and GM’s Assessed (Let this data help you achieve unprecedented retention rates)

“Why do organisations still pay to use executive search firms? Surely they can find anyone they want on LinkedIn.” At first, this feels like a reasonable question, and undoubtedly one that anyone working in our sector faces daily. Sure enough, finding people who can perform a role is pretty simple. Search for ‘COO and Mining’ […]

26.06.2017

Stratum in the Press

Stratum International is frequently asked to contribute articles and comment in the sector press. Here is a selection of the articles to which we have contributed.    Mining Magazine: Miners Wanted  “For those working on remote sites, work-life balance is a key factor,” confirms Will Coetzer, Managing Partner of Stratum International… Referring to Stratum’s FIFO: […]

10.05.2017

Mining Recovery Gains Traction as Recruitment Picks Up

After many false dawns and disappointments, the increase in mining activity – including investment, exploration, projects, operations and recruitment – we noted in our last Mining Job Market Report has continued and accelerated in late 2016 and early 2017. This increase in activity has coincided with large numbers of baby boomers leaving the sector, creating […]

20.02.2017

International Recognition for Jane Banks

Firmatek, the industry leader in stockpile measurement and inventory control for the mining industry, has included Stratum’s emerging markets specialist, Jane Banks, in its list of the most influential people in mining recruitment. The list, Mining Industry Recruiters: 20 Professionals that Companies and Job Seekers Should Know, includes corporate recruiters and search specialists based in North […]