CSG Talent Working in Partnership


RSC provides geological consulting, exploration management and contract geological services to the global mining and exploration industry.

RSC has experience in all stages of the mining cycle, from early-stage exploration through to development, initial production, and full-scale operation. They are a global company working in a wide range of locations with a variety of commodities, both on and offshore. Their head office is in Perth, Australia, with other main offices in New Zealand, support offices in Turkey, Zimbabwe, Mongolia, and a hub of consultants in the UK and Europe.

The Brief

Jon Taylor, Principal Consultant in Mining, Metals & Minerals at CSG Talent, first engaged with the company's Managing Director through the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Historically, RSC handled their own recruitment therefore had no exposure to working with a global recruitment partner. RSC had a business-critical role to recruit, a senior level position for a General Manager. This role not only required a highly capable individual with industry experience and the relevant skillset, but it also involved a relocation process to New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the complex nature of the recruitment campaign and the urgency to appoint a new General Manager to fulfil business goals, RSC were keen to engage with a recruitment partner. The mining recruitment team at CSG Talent were invited to demonstrate their capabilities and expertise to be selected as an exclusive recruitment partner to support with this recruitment campaign.

This role was vital in organising, controlling and reviewing the company's day-to-day operations and major functions.

The Process

CSG Talent conducted an in-depth global network search, contacting multiple contacts and seeking active and passive candidates with the relevant skills and experience outlined by the client.

CSG Talent contacted and screened over 100 potential candidates worldwide. The Mining recruitment team shortlisted the top candidates based on experience, qualifications, passion for geology and desire to relocate to New Zealand, Keeping RSC updated on progress and consulting with them in regards to any challenges throughout the entire process to keep communication consistent.

The Results

After the Mining recruitment team contacted a large pool of suitable candidates, they provided a shortlist of five candidates to RSC; Of this shortlist, three attended a two stage interview process with the successful General Manager hired to relocate from France to New Zealand, with CSG Talent sourcing the most highly qualified professional with extensive experience and knowledge, who also felt the business was a great cultural match for them, and the team at RSC.

CSG Talent continues to work closely with RSC to support their hiring and talent strategy. The General Manager placed by the mining recruitment team as a candidate has now become a main point of contact as a client for RSC. The mining recruitment team at CSG Talent continue to be a key talent partner for RSC, with multiple placements made and live vacancies currently being worked on.

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