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In The Spotlight: Coronavirus and the Mining Industry

In late 2019, a novel coronavirus emerged in the Hubei province of China. On 5 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) published their first Disease Outbreak News about the virus. A week later there was the first confirmed case outside of China. From then, COVID-19 has reached the world. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been impacting every sector and industry. While overall showing extraordinary resilience, the mining industry is facing incredible challenges, exacerbated by FIFO operations in remote locations and exposure to multiple jurisdictions, each with different laws, guidelines and restrictions. Faced by similar challenges to the rest of the mining industry, Globe launched a series of roundtables for leaders and HR practitioners to share ideas, practices, tools, tips and questions on what the resources industry could do to cope with the Coronavirus. One of the needs expressed by participants was to get a better and more complete view of what the industry is doing in the HR space to deal with this unprecedented situation. 

To this end and possibly define how we can best move forward, Globe conducted two surveys into HR practices in times of crisis, involving over 50 mining companies around the world, covering the following areas: 

• Workforce Assessment & Communication
• Remuneration Practices 

• Health & Well-being 
• Work from Home 
• Looking to the Future

We have collated some of the key findings of our last survey into the infographic below:

Now several months into the crisis and amidst views that the world might not “return to normal”, companies start thinking about the near future, as nations around the world are planning or easing restrictions on movement and business.


Certainly, an evolution to be followed!


Please get in touch with us at hello@globe24-7.com if you would like to discuss further, or would like to recieve a copy of our survey.


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Globe 24-7 (Globe) has been conducting human resources consulting and search assignments for local and international mining, power and energy companies around the world for over a decade. Globe has offices in the major markets of the world to ensure consulting assignments and search campaigns are effectively managed at both site and corporate locations and has grown internationally to now service small, mid-tier and large-scale companies through its project recruitment, search, HR consulting and HR Systems divisions.


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