Performance Management

Build a performance management strategy to engage, retain, and motivate workers

Build a performance management strategy to engage, retain, and motivate workers


Build a Performance Management Strategy to Engage, Retain, and Motivate Workers

With labor shortages prevalent in the mining industry, companies are investing more resources in employee engagement in an effort to retain and attract talent. However, many are going beyond the traditional yearly appraisal, exploring more dynamic approaches to performance management.

Held to strict industry standards, including on-site safety, occupational health, and regulatory compliance, it’s critical that mining operators identify and resolve performance issues quickly to avoid any breaches, fines, and damage to their organization’s reputation.

By connecting employee goals, performance assessment metrics, and feedback to the company’s larger goals, employees at all organizational levels can be better aligned, understand their impact, and stay engaged long-term.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. Beyond a yearly appraisal, how do we effectively define and track our employees’ performance?
  2. What are the best tools, methods, and best practices for providing feedback and how can we better motivate and engage our workers?
  3. How do we facilitate training workshops for employees and assess their performance in applying their training over time?
  4. How do we better link our employee KPIs to our company’s strategic goals?
  5. How can we improve employee behaviors, particularly in complying with safety standards and environmental regulations?

Key Indicators in Performance Management

Tracking, measuring, and managing mine performance can be challenging with the complexities of mining value chains, which often involve multiple stakeholders, teams and departments.

Clear communication between teams and with employees is crucial as well as setting objective, measurable expectations to avoid disputes and interruptions to mine operations.

The following indicators can be used to manage the performance of your mining operations:

  1. Tons mined
  2. Recovery rate
  3. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  4. Labor productivity
  5. Employee turnover rate
  6. Equipment downtime
  7. Return on investment

How Unison Mining Can Help

Our performance and management services focus on aligning employee behavior, motivation, and incentives with the vision and strategic goals of your company.

By connecting the goals of your employees with those of management, long-lasting and sustained change can be achieved together as a unified organization.

Lacking data to validate or support key business decisions

Lack of knowledge to define a cohesive business or data strategy

Low speed to market and trouble adapting quickly to customer and market needs

High operational costs due to lengthy data processing times


Operational Goal Setting

Set defined and objective goals for each team and department to align expectations and assess performance.
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Root Cause Management

Diagnose underlying problems, errors, and deviations within your mining processes using root cause analysis.
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Energy Efficiency

Reduce energy consumption to comply with environmental regulations and reduce costs.
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Finance & Budgeting

Set up budgeting and cost controls to weather fluctuating commodity prices and operating costs.
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Real Time Controls

Monitor and oversee mining operations in real time by leveraging automation technology.
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Contracts & Contractor Management

Select and manage contract service providers with tactful negotiation and performance monitoring.
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Unit Cost Management

Control for costs associated with the delivery of a unit of a mineral or metal.
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Issue Escalation

Provide issue escalation systems to workers to allow timely resolutions and avoid disruptions to mining operations.
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RACI Project Management

Foster accountability at all levels by leveraging RACI project management
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Our mining experts have experienced first-hand the day-to-day complexities and issues that arise at the mining face, giving them a higher level of understanding and insight to meet your challenges.

Practical Solutions

By implementing level-appropriate transformation tools, our behavioral and cultural change methodologies, data management, and analytics, our goal is to create a sustainable and positive impact on your mining operations.


We go beyond strategy to offer a direct and measurable approach to success. Our commitment extends to delivering real business outcomes and helping your team sustain those changes for the long haul.

Track and manage employee performance with clearly defined, measurable, and aligned targets.

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