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What an HR manager can do in a downturn

Asking miners to work on their Human Resources strategy when the industry horizon appears to hold little that is positive may appear futile. But changes…

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Executive compensation proves resilient

As if investors weren’t gloomy enough these days. Now a survey of 100 leading companies in the mining industry suggests that executive compensation has been slow to adapt to the sector downturn, and more disturbing, that “there…

Letter to the editor: Women in mining a complex issue

Lesley Stokes’ commentary last week entitled “Gratitude for women pioneers” is a thoughtful insight and response to the letter published a week earlier, “Daughters: Avoid geology or mining as a career.”

Commentary: Australia, its economy and mining

You can expect a salary of A$150,000 or more as a truck driver at a remote iron ore project in Australia. The country has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the economic boom in China, having grown continuously for more than two decades….

Commentary: Pay packages shrink for mining execs

Over the past year in the mining industry, we have seen many impairments and writedowns, project cancellations, project postponements, capital spending cuts, profit downgrades and reported net-income losses. Not surprisingly, this has affected…

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