Cape – innovative mining and industrial solutions
In 2017, Mark was approached by Cape (now known as Altrad) and informed that the cost and time taken to complete pre-employment assessments with Body Active Consultancy was becoming increasingly unsustainable. Mark was asked to assist in finding a solution.
Over a three year period, Mark conducted a retrospective analysis of Cape’s data, which revealed an average return on investment of around 5%. The cost of pre-employment assessment was in excess of 1 million dollars per annum.
The recommendations based on the review of the data were for Cape to stop conducting pre-employment assessments, accept the potential additional workers compensations that might occur.
This would put Cape $500,000 in front.
This recommendation was not well received by management at the time!
Mark then began working on a hypothesis similar to the previous research paper he completed at UWA in the area of Repetitive Strain Injuries. The hypothesis was based around the ability of an algorithm incorporating machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to predict those candidates that did not need additional pre-employment assessments versus those candidates who did – which today is known as PREMFA.
Three and half years later Cape will be participating in a formal trial of the process in late 2020 - early 2021. If they had not asked for assistance in their pre-employment processes, PREMFA may not have been created.
The Mader Group – specialist recruitment agency
In 2017 the Mader Group reached out to Mark to provide a solution that would enable them to process prospective-employee applications in a timely manner while still ensuring thorough checks were in place and high quality candidates selected.
By 2019 PREMFA had evolved into an online data and photo collection tool with an automated assessment engine and management portal, with bonus of being mobile-friendly.
The new PREMFA was immediately more user-friendly for candidates to provide their necessary details and ensured the recruitment staff received the appropriate (and properly completed) medical and functional assessments in line with mining regulations and requirements.
It was fast and efficient.
Mader saw an immediate reduction in onboarding time and costs. Those divisions within Mader using PREMFA reported:
- A reduction in total time to process candidates through the recruitment process, from start to finish
- Cost savings
- A reduction in workload and stress
“Use of PREMFA helps us process candidates quickly and efficiently, simplifying some of our recruitment, pre-employment assessments and onboarding processes.”