Recruiting and retaining best talent
One of the most important bonds in our partnership with host countries and communities is the high level of national residents we employ. We have a group target for at least 80% of our workforce to come from host countries, and we support the development of talent that can lock in the world-class skills needed for sustainable development goals to succeed in Africa.
It is a strategy that helps create an effective and loyal workforce at a relatively low cost base, cements strong community relations and fosters a secure environment for our mines.
To recruit the best candidates from our host countries and communities we use tools such as psychometric tests that match competencies with the right roles. And to support high retention rates we provide shared ownership schemes, support and respect local cultures and drive a formal and informal training programme to nurture careers and employee excellence.