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 […]

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. […]