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Mark O’Dea, Eira Thomas, and Doug Forster talk mining with Andrew Pollard

Join the executives behind some of the most talked about mining transactions of 2016 in this wide ranging discussion from the International Metal Writers Conference held in Vancouver on May 29th, 2017. Moderated by MRG president Andrew Pollard, join Mark O’Dea (True Gold), Eira Thomas (Kaminak Gold) and Doug Forster (Newmarket Gold) as they discuss […]

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Resource Clips: Mining headhunter Andrew Pollard says executive recruiting presages a wave of M&A

From ResourceClips: Mining headhunter Andrew Pollard says executive recruiting presages a wave of M&A by Greg Klein May 27th, 2017 As an executive search firm, the Mining Recruitment Group might serve as a bellwether for the industry. Founder and self-described mining headhunter Andrew Pollard says, “I put together management teams for companies, I connect people […]

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MRG President Andrew Pollard on BNN’s Commodities

During the inaugural Mines & Money Americas event held in Toronto, MRG president Andrew Pollard sat down with BNN’s Andrew Bell to discuss the current state of the market and what to expect in the short to mid term with respect to hiring in the mining sector. September 27th, 2016    

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The (Jobless) Recovery in Mining

The (Jobless) Recovery in Junior Mining

Although we’ve recently experienced a pronounced upswing in the mining sector, thus far the recovery has been a jobless one. The GDXJ, an ETF that tracks the junior mining industry, is up118% since the start of the year and the TSXV has posted impressive gains of 52%. This renewed interest in the sector has translated […]

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MRG announces launch of President’s Club Fund

Mining Executive Search Firm to align itself with Clients as “Partners” in addition to being a service provider VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / December 10, 2015 / The Mining Recruitment Group Ltd( MRG), a Vancouver based executive search firm focused exclusively on the unique needs of the mining industry, is happy to announce the launch […]

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MRG Mining Professional Market Outlook

Rather than getting caught up in the headlines, it was my goal to get an accurate picture as to the state of the mining sector from the perspective of those that live and breathe the industry. Between October 22nd and November 13th 2015, I set out to tap the collective consciousness of my mining professional […]

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A perfect storm is brewing

The Great Mining Brain Drain

Throughout the downturn, much has been made of the woes faced by the mining sector. In fact, if you Google “mining sector challenges” it will deliver over 4 million results. We are in the midst of a historic bear, whose bite is clamping down harder on the Industry with each passing year, squeezing the last […]

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Musings of a Mining Headhunter

Two years ago around this time I made a presentation to a room of roughly 300 mining executives entitled “Junior Mining, I guess we’re all pretty much just Fu#!^d.” If I were asked to present to the same group today, based on what I am currently seeing, my presentation would have a very different tone […]

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Vancouver Sun: Executive headhunter makes tracks through mining doldrums

Vancouver Sun: Executive headhunter makes tracks through mining doldrums With a focus on relationships rather than transactions, Andrew Pollard has his finger on pulse of the sector By James Kwantes, Vancouver Sun November 25, 2014 5:48 PM Read more While his classmates at Sentinel secondary in West Vancouver pondered what university they would attend, Andrew […]

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39% of Mining Executives to Retire Within 5 Years According to MRG Survey

09/30/2013 [ACCESSWIRE] VANCOUVER, BC – In an international report released this week by The Mining Recruitment Group Ltd- a Vancouver based executive search firm focused on the resource industry- 162 mining executives from TSX and TSXV companies revealed their outlook on the strength and viability of the sector over the short and long-term in addition […]

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Toronto Bankers Feel Pain From Mining Slowdown: Corporate Canada

Mining Recruiter Andrew Pollard in Bloomberg: Toronto Bankers Feel Pain From Mining Slowdown By Liezel Hill & Doug Alexander – Jul 25, 2013 10:02 AM PT The downturn in the mining industry is beginning to ripple through brokerage firms and investment banks in Canada. One small brokerage firm, Fraser Mackenzie Ltd., closed earlier this year. […]

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MRG President Andrew Pollard on BNN

Andrew Pollard, President of MRG sits down with Andrew Bell of BNN’s “Commodities” to discuss the overall state of the market: Watch Now

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2013 is proving to be a year mining industry executives won’t soon forget – MRG.

‘Year of the Bear’ portends grizzly outlook for mining execs RENO (MINEWEB) – How bad is this year’s outlook for the international mining industry? So miserable that a measly 9% of mining executives recently polled by Vancouver’s Mining Recruitment Group said they are actually bullish on the year ahead. In his second quarter 2013 survey, […]

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Survey of World’s Leading Mining Exectuives Reveals Renewed Optimism in the Sector

VANCOUVER, Oct. 17, 2012 /CNW/ – In an international report released this week by The Mining Recruitment Group Ltd- a Vancouver based executive search firm focused on the resource industry- 125 mining executives from around the world revealed their outlook on the strength and viability of the sector over the short and long-term in addition […]

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PERSPECTIVE: Bright future for mining just around corner, but challenges remain

MRG in Canadian Mining Journal- “Bright future for mining right around the corner, but challenges remain” In an international report released this week by The Mining Recruitment Group, 140 mining executives from around the world revealed their outlook on the strength and viability of the sector over the short and long terms in addition to […]

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Layoffs loom in mining sector

MRG President Andrew Pollard in The Calgary Herald: Layoffs Loom in Mining Industry Boom-bust cycle cited as cause Derek Sankey, For The Calgary Herald Published: Saturday, August 04, 2012 Twenty per cent of mining companies in Canada have already begun laying off employees this summer in a sector that has taken a recent beating in […]

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Business in Vancouver: Getting inside the executive office; the difference that makes the difference

Mining recruitment: Andrew Pollard Getting inside the executive office; the differences that make the difference if you want to land a top-notch job Tapping into the executive ranks in the mining industry is no easy task, but the candidates I see who are able to climb the corporate ladder know their value and aren’t afraid […]

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Business In Vancouver: Hidden in plain sight; major decisions are being made beyond the boardroom

Business in Vancouver May 3-9, 2011; issue 1123 Mining Recruitment: Andrew Pollard Hidden in plain sight; major decisions are being made beyond the boardroom A lot of major decisions aren’t happening in the confines of boardrooms any more. It’s hard to go anywhere in the downtown core without running into a familiar face. Being an […]

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Business In Vancouver: The War for Talent; The issue you probably aren’t talking about

Mining Recruitment: Andrew Pollard The war for talent: The issue you probably aren’t talking about It should come as no surprise that as a mining industry executive recruiter I’m looking forward to the next five years, because business will be robust. Is it because I see myself as an outstanding consultant providing an unparalleled level […]

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Mining Executive Outlook – From The Northern Miner

COMMENTARY By Andrew Pollard Special to The Northern Miner — The following are the latest findings of the Mining Recruitment Group’s latest Mining Executive Outlook survey, which was distributed and completed during the last week of June 2010. This survey is the sixth in a series put together by the firm to address issues specifically […]

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MRG in Business In Vancouver: Succession Plans Key for Mining Companies

Business in Vancouver May 4-10, 2010; issue 1071 Succession plans key for mining companies amid baby-boom retirement The untimely departure or death of a senior executive could mean trouble for companies that don’t have effective strategies for developing personnel By Joel McKay As the demand for talent continues to heat up amid the baby-boom retirement, […]

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Canada’s Mining Execs Bullish: MRG in Vancouver Sun

Canada’s mining executives bullish on future By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun January 5, 2010 VANCOUVER — Canadian mining executives are rapidly shedding anxiety about the economy in favor of bullish sentiments about the industry’s immediate and long-term prospects, according to a new survey. Mining Recruitment Group surveyed executives with 74 companies, including substantial representation from […]

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MRG President Andrew Pollard on BNN Commodities Reort

MRG President Andrew Pollard on BNN Commodities Reort Click Link to view Video

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MRG President Andrew Pollard in Northern Miner: Mining execs growing more optimistic

The Northern Miner: 10/7/2009 Commentary: Mining execs growing more optimistic By: Andrew Pollard, special to The Northern Miner The following are the latest findings of the Mining Recruitment Group’s survey of more than 70 mining executives that was distributed and completed during the first week of August 2009. This survey is a direct follow-up to […]

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MRG President Andrew Pollard in The Financial Post

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MRG In Northern Miner: Mining Execs becoming Optimistic

The Northern Miner, Monday, May 04, 2009 Mining Execs Becoming Optimistic: Survey COMMENTARY By Andrew Pollard Special To The Northern Miner Much has changed in the mining industry over the last 12 months. When things could not have been more robust, the proverbial rug was pulled out from underneath us in the fourth quarter of […]

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MRG in Business In Vancouver: New optimism in mining?

Business in Vancouver April 21-27, 2009; issue 1017 New optimism in mining? Fewer companies considering layoffs, and more plan on hiring in future Krisendra Bisetty Is the worst over already for the mining industry? A spurt in the price of a key base metal is awakening some B.C. mine projects from a winter slumber and […]

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Mining Recruitment Group in Northern Miner: Juniors looking for a lifeline

The Northern Miner, Monday, January 12, 2009 Juniors Looking For A Lifeline By Alisha Hiyate When a mine closes down, it makes news — and so do the attendant layoffs, which even for a small mine, can number in the hundreds. Mine closures in the past few months — zinc and nickel in particular — […]

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MRG President Andrew Pollard in the Northern Miner: Juniors looking for a lifeline

Daily News Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Juniors looking for a lifeline With commodities prices at multi-year lows, nickel and zinc mines closing, and exploration programs being scaled back or even cancelled, anxiety is mounting at all levels of the mining and exploration industries. And although Canada’s mining and exploration sectors have so far avoided the […]

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MRG IN Northern Miner: Survey shows miners upbeat over the long term

The Northern Miner, Monday, December 15, 2008 Commentary: Survey Shows Miners Upbeat Over The Long Term By Andrew Pollard Special To The Northern Miner It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the mining industry is not immune to the goings on of the world financial markets. Anyone who opens a newspaper, or better […]

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MRG President Andrew Pollard featured in Business in Vancouver

Business in Vancouver December 2-8, 2008; issue 997 Mining downturn hitting workforce hard Recruitment survey finds 90% of companies have had to change business plans because of the rapid drop in global demand for raw materials Krisendra Bisetty ‘Tis the season to be looking for another job? That seems to be the case in B.C.’s […]

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MRG featured in Business in Vancouver

Business in Vancouver December 2-8, 2008; issue 997 Mining downturn hitting workforce hard Recruitment survey finds 90% of companies have had to change business plans because of the rapid drop in global demand for raw materials Krisendra Bisetty ‘Tis the season to be looking for another job? That seems to be the case in B.C.’s […]

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MRG In Northern Miner: Economic Turmoil, A Headhunters’ Perspective

The Northern Miner, Monday, October 13, 2008 Commentary: Economic turmoil: a headhunter’s perspective By Andrew Pollard Special To The Northern Miner As an executive recruiter within the mining industry, I have experienced a very troubling phenomenon over the last four months or so: my phone has been ringing off the hook. Who’s calling, you ask? […]

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MRG in Northern Miner: Hiring for key roles

The Northern Miner, Monday, March 31, 2008 Hiring for key roles: 4 pitfalls to avoid By Andrew Pollard Special To The Northern Miner Throughout my experience working as a headhunter at the executive level and helping companies improve their overall hiring processes, I have had a unique laboratory to study the effectiveness — or lack […]

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MRG President Andrew Pollard featured in Business in Vancouver

Business in Vancouver September 4-10, 2007; issue 932 Sudden exits thin mining’s CEO ranks Executive talent becoming most difficult resource to find for B.C. miners Krisendra Bisetty A sudden exodus of top-level management is leaving an increasing number of Vancouver exploration and mining companies wedged between a rock and a hard place. Junior resource companies […]

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