Perseus continues its drive to provide meaningful employment opportunities for the local communities adjacent to its operations. Depending on the skills and experience required, personnel are drawn from the local towns and villages wherever possible.
At Sissingué, the Local Recruitment Committee along with the Human Resources team work together to identify suitably skilled local people for available positions before searching further afield for candidates. This is also encouraged with our key contractors, ensuring employment opportunities are maximized.
The contribution made by expatriates at the operations is constantly reviewed to ensure that skills transfer to national employees is occurring wherever appropriate. Expats now make up less than 1% of the permanent Edikan workforce and approximately 10% of the Sissingué workforce. The commencement of construction has seen an increase in the number of expatriates at Yaouré as experts arrive to deliver the project.
Perseus recognizes the value contributed to the organization by employing people with diverse skills, gender, cultural background and experience. In our workplaces, to the extent possible and permitted by the laws of the governing jurisdictions, female participation in the workforce is encouraged and promoted at all levels.