Growing your mining operation requires the right people in the right place. Because blockchain is a relatively young industry, finding capable team members can prove to be a daunting task. Even under normal circumstances, hiring events can take months to find the right candidates. Couple that with the logistics of finding hiring talented people in new locations and you have a significant HR challenge. Common errors with younger, or start-up mining facilities involve hiring relatives or close friends. While these staff members may pass the loyalty test, they may not be up to speed with the industry and can, themselves, become a liability.
When you open up to posted help-wanted ads or engage with a recruiter directly, a successful mining operation begins to erode security through anonymity. Finding aptitude vs. experience can be a challenge because the current staffing industry focuses on past experience, not a candidate’s ability to onboard into a new industry. Screening candidates for aptitude rely upon the screener’s deep experience within the industry to identify skills that are transferable. In many cases mining facility operators may be hiring to fill skillsets that they do not currently possess, this can make it more difficult to identify the right skills required to fill the role.
VME can help. VME has deep experience in all aspects of mining operations and we are able to locate candidates in a way that does not give up your site security. We will locate candidates, screen them for aptitude, and only present you with potential staff members that have the highest chance of becoming a successful member of your team. By keeping the selection process within VME, we can preserve your privacy, by ensuring that candidates who are not ready to make the leap have no knowledge of your location, facilities, or operations. In some cases, a VME consultant may present a more cost-effective approach to staffing in a part-time capacity. VME Consultants are particularly useful for roles where there may be little day-to-day responsibilities but monthly/quarterly assignments, like routine maintenance, are required. A solution involving a dedicated, and part-time, VME Consultant can reduce your personnel costs by up to 60% while delivering the same value to your organization.