Background & Scope of Assessment Centres
A significant open cut coal producer in the Hunter Valley required assistance from Prospect in the mass recruitment of operators and maintainers for their greenfield operation. The operation was to produce 4.5 million tonnes of saleable coal per annum. As this was the first start up owner operator mine for this company, it was imperative to ensure the commitment to delivering results to shareholders was held by all employees. The operations management team were able to plan extensively and have a six month period in which to bring on the workforce as production was increased. The client required 120 operators and 15 maintainers over the course of six months and were committed to creating a culture where people make the difference. It was an essential criteria that each of the new employees had the cultural fit for the organisation.
While the workforce was being sourced, contractors were utilised to start the project and then reduced as the workforce was brought on. This ensured cultural alignment throughout the workforce and site.