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Mining Executive Search & Recruitment

Senior-level executives shape the strategic direction of your company. So, making the right appointment at this level is critical. We pride ourselves on offering comprehensive mining executive search services that go beyond the ordinary. Because we specialise in the mining industry, our approach is different.

Executive Search

Comprehensive Mining Executive Search Services

We understand the challenges you face when it comes to finding the right mining executives for your operation. Grappling with sourcing executives who not only possess the necessary technical skills but also fit with your company’s culture and values.

At the same time, you must contend with the fierce competition for top-tier executives in a global talent market where demand often outpaces supply.

Moreover, the cyclical nature of the mining industry requires leaders who can swiftly adapt to market fluctuations, adding an extra layer of complexity to executive recruitment within this sector.

Specialised candidate sourcing

Leveraging high-level connections

Our resources network is your advantage. Through our established high-level connections, we access a world of executive talent that’s often inaccessible through traditional recruitment channels. At Globe, we can reach the top-tier candidates that others can’t.

Nurturing existing executive relationships

We don’t just find candidates; we foster relationships. Our extensive candidate relationships extend far beyond initial placements. This ensures that we have a deep understanding of the individuals we recommend, providing you with the confidence that they’re the right fit for your organisation.

Harnessing our global executive talent database

Our global talent database is a deeply specialised set of mining industry expertise. It enables us to swiftly identify and connect you with the best-suited candidates, regardless of geographical boundaries.

Board appointments

Beyond Skills – Focusing on Culture Fit

Aligning with your business

We understand that exceptional leaders are not just skilled; they also align with your company’s culture and values. Our meticulous approach involves taking the time to understand your business and its people, ensuring that the managers and directors we recommend make a positive and lasting impact.

Data-Driven Decision Support

Executive search market insights and benchmarking

We provide you with invaluable market insights, offering salary benchmarking, key hire demographics, and diversity and inclusion market intelligence. Armed with this data, you can make informed decisions with confidence, ensuring that your executive hiring is grounded in objective analysis.

Brand Representation and Collaboration

Recruitment messaging and branding

Your brand is your identity, and we treat it with the utmost care. We work with you to ensure that your brand is well-represented in the market, giving you peace of mind that your company is portrayed positively during the executive search process.

Resources executive recruitment

Rigorous Candidate Assessment

Tried and tested methods

We leave no stone unturned in assessing candidates. If needed, we can create bespoke competency mapping for the role, including any required assessments, to ensure that you have all the information you need to make the right choice.

At Globe, our commitment is not just to find a manager, director or CEO but to find the perfect fit for your operation.

Contact us today to experience our mining executive search services—leveraging expertise, data-driven decision-making, and a deep understanding of your unique needs.

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What is executive recruiting?

Executive recruiting, often referred to as executive search or headhunting, is a specialised process of identifying, attracting, and hiring top-level executives and senior leaders to fill key roles within organisations. This practice is primarily used by companies seeking to appoint individuals to C-suite positions such as CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and other high-ranking roles.

In the mining industry it’s used for General Managers, Directors, C-suites and other key leadership roles that may be hard to fill from a technical perspective.

Executive recruiting is distinct from traditional hiring methods due to its focus on executive-level positions, which carry substantial responsibilities and impact on a company’s strategic direction. The process typically involves executive search firms or internal corporate recruiting teams working to identify candidates who possess not only the necessary technical skills and qualifications but also the right cultural fit and leadership capabilities.

These searches often extend beyond public job postings, relying on extensive networks, industry-specific knowledge, and targeted outreach to potential candidates. Executive recruiters may also conduct in-depth assessments and interviews to evaluate a candidate’s suitability for the role.

Ultimately, executive recruiting aims to secure top talent that can drive an operation’s growth, innovation, and long-term success while aligning with its vision and values. It plays a pivotal role in shaping a company’s leadership team and, consequently, its future trajectory.

How is executive recruiting different?

Executive recruiting differs from traditional hiring by focusing exclusively on identifying, attracting, and hiring top-level executives for critical leadership positions – such as CEOs, General Managers, and Board members.

It emphasises not only technical qualifications but also cultural alignment and leadership abilities.

The process often involves executive search firms or in-house experts who leverage extensive networks to identify suitable candidates.

Unlike standard job postings, executive recruiting typically operates discreetly and may include thorough assessments and interviews. Its goal is to secure executive talent that can strategically steer the company’s success, making it a crucial practice for shaping an business’s leadership team and future direction.

What to expect from an executive recruiter?

From an executive recruiter, you can expect a personalised approach to finding top-tier talent for senior leadership roles. They will thoroughly understand your company’s needs, culture, and goals.

Expect them to tap into extensive industry networks and talent pools, conducting discreet searches to identify potential candidates. They will evaluate candidates rigorously, assessing technical expertise, cultural fit, and leadership capabilities.

Throughout the process, you’ll receive clear communication and regular updates. An executive recruiter should guide you through negotiations and help secure the chosen candidate. Overall, expect a strategic partner dedicated to identifying and securing the best leadership.

Why is mining executive recruitment so important?

Senior level, executive leaders shape your company’s long-term vision, make important decisions, and drive your operational success. The right mining recruitment agency can help you identify, attract and keep talent with both the right technical expertise leadership skills and industry knowledge for success. They do this by leveraging industry-specific knowledge, and using their networks and expertise, so you save you time, and money, freeing you up to focus on other areas of the business.


How can executive recruitment help my mining company?

A good specialised mining recruitment agency will give you access to a pool of untapped, top-tier executives with the necessary skills, experience, and industry knowledge

Agencies like Globe 24-7 help establish good processes and give you access to passive executive talent. They bring in the right knowledge to ensure due diligence is done the first time around to reduce time-to-fill for roles. They spend time to fully understand the job and the people you need to ensure the best cultural fit for long term retention..

What are the benefits of working with mining recruiters to source executives?

Working with mining recruiters to source candidates has many benefits. They have in-depth industry knowledge and networks not otherwise accessible to busy CEO’s and General Managers, enabling them to identify and attract executives with specialised expertise and experience in the mining sector.

Their clear processes streamline the recruitment process, saving your organisation time and effort by handling tasks such as candidate screening, interviews, and negotiations, while ensuring confidentiality and a thorough selection process, allowing you to focus on the bigger picture.

Is working with a mining recruitment agency to source executives worth it?

Although mining recruitment agencies charge a fee for their services, these pale in comparison to the endless hours of effort and resources they save doing it in-house yourself. The specialised knowledge, networks, and experience they bring to the table save you time and money. By working with an outsourced agency you get to streamline your entire recruitment process. You save time and effort. It helps reduce your time-to-fill while increasing your success of finding executives who can drive real change, long-term growth and profitability of your business.


What should I look for when I need a recruitment agency to find an executive?

There are several things to consider. Think about their industry expertise and track record in placing executives in relevant roles to what you need. Look for agencies with a broad global network and access to a diverse pool of talent. Given the close relationship between a company and their recruitment agency, it’s best to speak with them directly to determine that their approach will be a good cultural fit for your business.

How does mining executive recruitment work?

The process of mining executive recruitment typically involves several clear steps:

  1. We work with you to assess your specific company needs and requirements.
  2. We conduct targeted searches and source candidates through our 75,000+ database.
  3. We screen and assess candidates with the right qualifications and cultural fit.
  4. From these, we present a shortlist of candidates to you to review.
  5. Then, we conduct interviews and reference checks for you.
  6. Working with you, we facilitate offer and negotiation.
  7. Provide you ongoing support during the onboarding and transition stages of hire.

The steps may vary depending on your specific needs.


What is the difference between mining executive recruitment and in-house HR recruitment?

The main difference between mining executive recruitment and in-house HR recruitment lies in the focus and expertise. Mining executive recruitment agencies specialise in knowing, identifying and attracting top-tier executives with industry-specific knowledge and experience in the mining sector. In-house HR recruitment, on the other hand, typically covers a broader range of roles and focuses on fulfilling the hiring needs of your entire organisation, including various departments and positions beyond the executive level.

How do you ensure confidentiality during the recruitment process?

Your confidentiality is extremely important to us. We maintain a high level of discretion when handling sensitive information like candidate resumes and personal details. We have clear communication channels, obtain signed confidentiality agreements from all parties, and handle information securely to protect the privacy and interests of both the client and the candidates.

What is the typical timeframe for finding and hiring a mining executive?

The timeframe varies depending on several factors such as the specific requirements of the position, the availability of suitable candidates, and the complexity of the recruitment process. On average, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to complete the entire process, including sourcing, screening, interviews, negotiations, and onboarding successful candidates.

How do you source candidates with the specific technical knowledge and industry experience required for the mining sector?

We leverage our extensive global network, which includes industry professionals, associations, and organisations. We have access to mining-specific online platforms, and a database of more than 75,000 people, and conduct targeted search techniques to identify and engage with individuals who possess the desired qualifications and expertise in the mining sector.

How do mining executive recruitment agencies assess cultural fit and shared values?

We begin by understanding your marketing standing, company culture and role requirements. We use these to then conduct thorough evaluations of candidates’ backgrounds, experiences, and personal attributes. We conduct behavioural interviews, reference checks, and psychometric assessments to gauge alignment with your company’s culture and values. Additionally, we engage in open and transparent communication with both yourself and all candidates to ensure a mutual understanding of cultural expectations and values to find the perfect fit for long term success.

How do you handle international searches and navigate immigration and work permit requirements for executives from overseas?

We work closely with local legal experts and immigration consultants to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and facilitate the processes of hiring executives from overseas. This includes providing guidance on visa applications, assisting with documentation, and offering support throughout the relocation process to ensure a smooth transition for your international candidates.



Can you help us with succession planning and identifying potential future leaders in our company?

Yes, indeed. At Globe, we understand the importance of long-term succession planning in the broader picture of your mining operations. By collaborating with you to understand your long-term company goals and organisational needs, we offer tailored succession planning initiatives that identify and train internal talent to step into senior leadership roles. This proactive approach helps you develop a pipeline of qualified candidates and ensures a smooth transition when key executives retire or move on to other opportunities.


Executive recruitment client
After a previous success positioning a CEO for one of our portfolio of companies in South America, we approached Globe 24-7 to recruit a VP Operations for MRC, a business in our portfolio. It has been a pleasure to partner with Globe 24-7 on recruiting this person and achieving results in a short period. We were introduced to top quality candidates during the process and Agata Sobolewska did a great job calibrating the profile in every interaction we had. I Iook forward to a continued working relationship with Globe 24-7.
Andrés Rodríguez, Vice-President
Massey, LC
Placed Vice President Operations | MRC
Executive search client
Thanks to the team at Globe 24-7 for their assistance in the identification and appointment of a high quality candidate into the role of AAMEG CEO. They provided a professional and timely service and it's great to have had an AAMEG member involved in the process.
Peter De Leo, Chair
Placed CEO | AAMEG
Exec talent search client
I've been very pleased with all my interactions with Globe. I found all of the team there to be very focused on understanding my needs and ensuring the best candidate is presented. They were also very efficient and able to move quickly to fill each of my roles with excellent candidates.
Daniel May, Head of Non-Process Infrastructure & Operational Services
Newcrest Mining Limited

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