Energy recruiter uses AI to monitor health and well-being of candidates

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A recruitment company for the energy sector is using artificial intelligence to help support the health and wellbeing of candidates it places in the renewables and rural sectors.

Hydro Energy Group has invested in the latest cutting-edge technology software from San Francisco as a tool to ensure workers are looked after in the best possible way.

The company, headquartered in the South of England, is now one of the fastest growing energy recruitment businesses in the sector. 

Assisted by AI, the recruiter is using the software to assess comments to ensure the well-being of its candidates. The communication platform picks up negative emotions, messages or stress signals and flags it to consultants who reach out to candidates and discuss their needs personally.

Hydro Energy Group CEO Benjamin Burns says his organisation felt it was very important to provide candidates with a way to support their mental well-being and happiness of its contractor workforce, especially for individuals working on long-term contracts away from home.

“Hydro Energy Group understands how complex sourcing the best talent can be in the energy sector. That is why our team of experts does everything in its power to take the pressure off our clients by identifying diverse talent pools in the UK, in many verticals associated with the energy arena.

“It means our contractors can let us know if they’re feeling unhappy about something. It allows our business to offer candidates an additional service and, most importantly, support whenever it is needed. This feedback can also be issued to our clients so potential improvements can also be installed.

“At Hydro Energy Group, we’re about all human-to-human contact. With the support of AI, any immediate candidate needs will trigger a human contact from one of our teams. The software can be used to assess well-being on particular projects, vessels, or locations and then analysed to identify areas of improvement on certain jobs and to create better work environments moving forward by working with both the clients and candidates.”

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