Nov 27, 2014

Top 10: Mining LinkedIn Profiles You Need to Follow

BHP Billiton
Barrick Gold
Newmont Mining
4 min
Top 10: Mining LinkedIn Profiles You Need to Follow
Since launching in 2003, LinkedIn has become the premier social networking service for professionals and companies alike. The platform, which...

Since launching in 2003, LinkedIn has become the premier social networking service for professionals and companies alike.

The platform, which has amassed over 300 MILLION members in more than 200 countries and territories, has become the most used social media site in the world. For the mining industry, LinkedIn has been a godsend.

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In addition to giving mining companies the opportunity to build relationships and user engagement through page followers, photos, videos and job openings, it’s been pivotal in showcasing the latest projects, ongoing operations, outreach programs and community initiatives for mining companies.

As one of the most important and populated social networking services in the world, utilizing LinkedIn is now imperative for the mining industry. Here are the 10 mining LinkedIn profiles in no particular order.

1. Barrick Gold Corporation

Barrick Gold is one of the top producers of gold in the world. The company also has one of the best LinkedIn profiles on the web. With continual updates on everything from mining projects, workplace safety and new initiatives aimed at community engagement, Barrick Gold has this LinkedIn thing covered.

2. Newmont Mining Corporation

One of the biggest perks of Newmont Mining’s LinkedIn page is its information. The company has mastered the art of keeping users informed on everything from press releases, projects and programs to informative blog postings. Their latest blog post “Why the Conflict-Free Gold Standard Matters” is a must-read.

3. BHP Billiton

LinkedIn and BHP Billiton go together like peanut butter and jelly. The company’s profile, which has over 147,000 followers, is one of the best pages for finding job opportunities, locating updates on recent and ongoing projects as well as listening to interviews. With pictures, videos and updates, BHP Billiton’s LinkedIn page is one of the best.

4. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Freeport is one of the largest gold and copper mining companies in the world. They’re also one of the best at recruiting and hiring employees through LinkedIn. With continual and educational updates, users can locate available jobs as well as the latest updates on operations around the world.

5. World Gold Council

If you want to know anything about the world of gold, the World Gold Council (WGC) has you covered. As the leading organization for the gold market, the company’s LinkedIn profile provides everything from gold investment, jewelry and technology to government affairs and sustainability. If it includes gold, the WGC is all about it.

In addition to LinkedIn, the WGC provides fascinating information about gold on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Don’t miss out!

6. Goldcorp Inc.

By far one of the best companies at utilizing social media is Goldcorp. The company, which boasts one of the best company profiles on LinkedIn, is constantly curating new and exciting content. Goldcorp features a wide array of information from community outreach programs to their most recent article about an industry-led donation for cancer research in Canada.

Be sure to check out other social feeds from the company including its Twitter page, Twitter jobs page, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

7. GE Transportation

One of the hottest LinkedIn profiles right now is GE Transportation. The company, which is a division of the General Electric Company, is the global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries.  The company’s profile is filled with new and innovative ideas on how the company is working to lead the mining industry into a safer, cleaner and quieter future.

8. Thiess

Thiess is the world’s largest mining contractor. The company is well developed and active in social media. Along with having one of the better Instagram accounts in the mining sector, the company has infused that magic into its LinkedIn page. Their profile has everything from engaging photos to job openings to the latest news on their community initiatives. If you enjoy watching videos, their YouTube channel is quite entertaining.

9. Anglo American

No mining company provides more interesting photos, videos and facts than Anglo American. The company’s social media platforms are bursting at the seams with compelling stories and their LinkedIn page is no different. Anglo was also ranked as the top mining company in LinkedIn's 100 Most InDemand Employers for 2014.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to work for a mining company, do yourself a favor and go to their LinkedIn page. Your future career depends on it. 

10. International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) is comprised of 21 of the biggest mining companies in the industry along with 35 national and regional mining associations and global commodity associations. The organization’s LinkedIn page essentially combines the best of the best from the entire mining industry into one profile.

ICMM even has their own LinkedIn group, which boasts over 3k members, and includes everything from discussions to jobs. If you’re interested in learning how the mining industry gives back to the communities in which it operates, this is the LinkedIn profile for you.

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Jan 30, 2019

Deloitte predicts industry transformation - Tracking the Trends 2019 report

Daniel Brightmore
3 min
Deloitte reveals top ten trends transforming mining in annual Tracking the Trends report
Deloitte has published the eleventh edition of its an...

Deloitte has published the eleventh edition of its annual report on the mining industry. Tracking the Trends identifies the top ten trends transforming the future of mining in 2019

The Deloitte report endeavours to provide the mining industry with insights it can leverage to support its continued quest for productivity, capital discipline, strategic development and sustainable growth.

Philip Hopwood, Deloitte’s Global Leader - Mining & Metals, commented: “It appears that the mining industry is poised for greater growth than it’s seen in a decade, but today’s market realities are very different than those of the past. We’re now dealing with geopolitical tensions in the form of trade wars and tariff concerns, as well as looming asset shortages. Rising commodity prices should fuel expansion, but could also result in a return of inflation and the costs that go with it, eventually eating into margins. 

Disruption and volatility has become the new normal and the pace of change is outpacing our ability to adapt. This makes it imperative for mining companies to clarify how they plan to drive value into the future and how they intend to respond when prices inevitably drop again.” 

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Here are the key messages provided by the 2019 report:

  • Disruption and volatilitymake it imperative for mining companies to clarify how they plan to drive value into the future and how they intend to respond when prices inevitably drop again. To thrive into the future, mining companies will need to challenge the status quo by soliciting a diversity of opinions and taking the risk to do things differently. 


  • Technology and artificial intelligence (AI) will play akey role, not only in helping companies envision future scenarios, but in identifying risks at an enterprise level and transforming the supply chain. Moreover, advances in finance platforms, sensor technology, autonomous vehicles, cloud- based solutions, and analytics are paving the way for the design of a digital mine. 


  • Understanding the needsand perceptions of people both inside and outside the organization will be critical. Companies must build amore diverse workplace and address succession planning, while fostering loyalty and retention among existing employees. At the same time companies must do more outreach to local communities, governments, and consumers so they can be more transparent and receptive. 


Top Ten Trends Transforming the Future of Mining:

  1. Rethinking mining strategy - Embedding the discipline to deliver measurable value across the cycle 
  2. The frontier of analytics and artifcial intelligenceMoving up the maturity curve 
  3. Managing risk in the digital era - Exploring a new approach to controls and risk management 
  4. Digitizing the supply chain - Why innovation requires integration 
  5. Driving sustainable shared social outcomes - Finding value beyond compliance 
  6. Exploring the water-energy nexus - Making the case for a systematic approach 
  7. Decoding capital projects - Learning from past mistakes
  8. Reimagining work, workers, and the workplace - A blueprint for the future 
  9. Operationalising diversity and inclusion programs - From theory to practice 
  10. Demanding provenanceEVs and battery minerals provoke the desire for provenance 

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