About Richards Bay Minerals

Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) is a world leader in heavy mineral sands extraction and refining and South Africa’s largest mineral sands producer and beneficiation company. Formed in 1976 to mine the vast mineral rich sands of the northern KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, the mine produces predominantly rutile, zircon, titania slag, titanium dioxide feedstock and high purity iron.

Facts & Figures

Industry Mining
Number of employees 2053

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Richards Bay Minerals

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Employee surveys
  • Employee website (separate URL)

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Shift premiums

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time

Networking Activities

  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Personal online profile/social media

Onboarding Activities

  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Career and succession management

  • Job rotation
  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance
  • On-site parking

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Health screening programme
  • Smoking cessation programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • On-site flu vaccinations