Insight and Opportunities in Professional Development and Training for Mining

FQM Establishes Online University to Develop Future Leaders

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First Quantum Minerals (FQM) is one of the world’s leading copper producers with mines and development projects in Zambia, Mauritania, Finland, Turkey, Australia, Spain, Panama and Peru, and a total workforce of more than 13,000. FQM has established First Quantum University to realize the full potential of its future leaders and support its bid to become one of the top five copper producers in the world. According to a survey by Stratum of more than 900 mining professionals, less than 24% of mining companies have

The Bottom Line Impact of Training and Development

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The survey Training Out of the Recession was conducted by The Economist Intelligence unit. While tough economic times have prompted companies to reduce training budgets, executives surveyed say that enhancing developmental programs will actually produce dramatic bottom-line payoff over time. Citing key findings from the research: “The right training not only leads to increases in productivity, but at least a 20% jump in profits. Skills training is not just a growth issue, but a vital component for companies to surviving a recession. The challenge is

Improving the ROI of Training and Development

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We forget 70% of what we have learned within 24 hours unless we use it in some way. This principle of modern learning psychology is illustrated by the figure below which presents a version of the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve (Kohn (2015)). Despite the acceptance of this principle, training organizations continue to spend billions of dollars knowing full well that most of the knowledge learned will be forgotten in short order. This article highlights ways in which we can improve the return on our investment in

Companies Need to Attract, Develop and Retain Talent as They Climb Out of the Mining Recession

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The best companies realise that talent…more so than capital or technology…is a scarce resource at large companies today and poses one of the most significant barriers to growth (The Economist Intelligence Unit). As companies increasingly rely on knowledge workers, the ability to source, develop, and retain talent at all levels becomes a critical differentiator. This ability will become increasingly important within the mining industry as we climb out of the current recession and the demand for talent increases exponentially. Companies that strategically prepare for this

Thank You All

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Last week was a great week for EduMine and we would like to take a moment to express our appreciation to all that have made our success possible! On May 11th EduMine’s founder and VP, Simon Houlding was awarded the Vale Medal at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM’s) annual conference in Montreal, an honor that is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to the person who has made a meritorious and practical contribution of outstanding importance to the mining

EduMine’s Simon Houlding awarded Vale Medal at CIM 2015

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EduMine is proud to announce that Simon Houlding was awarded the Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining, an honor that is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to the person who has made a meritorious and practical contribution of outstanding importance to the mining and metallurgical industry of Canada. Simon, EduMine’s founder and VP, received the prestigious medal at Monday night’s gala dinner held at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM’s) annual conference in Montreal. In 1999 Simon joined

An Innovative Solution to Enhancing the Mining Curriculum

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Mariana Reinoso, Manager of Educational Media at EduMine, will be presenting a paper at CIM 2015 in Montreal titled An Innovative Solution to Enhancing the Mining Curriculum. The presentation will be part of a session on Innovative Education on Wednesday, 13 May. The paper is summarized below. There is a shortage of qualified, experienced faculty with which to build adequate curricula at mining schools around the world. One of the best ways to counter this is to involve industry specialists wherever possible. However, industry specialists

Some Mining Companies are Proactively Developing their Talent

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Everyone in the mining industry is by now familiar with its skewed age distribution profile, with high densities of baby boomers about to retire and plenty of young entrants, and a shortage of experienced mid-career professionals. However, the focus of the real war-for-talent is the silent talent drain of experienced and motivated employees and the lack of initiative in ways to combat this. Learn how EduMine can help to turn your company into a talent engine … Learn More One way to stay ahead in

New Online Course: Strategic Social Management

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Even the smallest group of pre-exploration geologists walking through a community can set off gossip and speculation about potential future economic, political, environmental, social and cultural transformations in a community; construction and operations typically lead to significant long-term change. A strategic social management system can help a company think about its relationship with communities, the extent of the risks posed to their construction or operations, and can help a company to assess and manage the social issues, strategies and benefits that are important to the

Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments 2015

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InfoMine is excited to announce that they are organizing the Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments 2015 conference, in partnership with MWH, which will take place April 12 to 15, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Early bird registration is open until March 9. Be sure to secure your spot now at the discounted early bird rate. Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments 2015 is the second in an innovative new conference series that examines a wide range of issues associated with mine water management in extremely

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