Kuiper Group, a global provider of human resource and recruitment solutions to the energy industry, has increased collaboration across its global teams, accelerated deployment and saved hundreds of hours of manual labour with Mintra’s OCS HR personnel and payroll management technology.
Kuiper Group supports the global operations of over 2,500 crew in locations ranging from the Middle East to New Zealand. The organisation experienced one of its greatest challenges to date during the pandemic and at a critical time of fast growth and expansion for the company.
“This is an exciting time for us as we expand geographically whilst also growing our presence within the renewables sector. On a daily basis, we are overseeing the complex matrix of requirements of deploying thousands of crew members globally.”
Anupam Khaund, Regional Manager, Kuiper Group.
Mintra surpassed our expectations. The team understood and accommodated our business needs. Mintra showed genuine care and remained flexible throughout the process, even as the scope of the project underwent changes. "
“In the past, we had been reliant on manual administration and spreadsheets. It became apparent overnight, with the outbreak of the pandemic, that we needed to reimagine the way in which we operate, to support our activities in a more connected, digital world. Our goal became to introduce a solution which would not only meet business requirements during periods of home working but also grow with the company. We required a technology which would align our global teams and expedite the deployment of crews,” commented Anupam Khaund, Regional Manager, Kuiper Group.
It was essential for Kuiper Group to simplify and align people management, competence and payroll within a dynamic technology which would support fast deployment across the organisation. The solution had to be easy to use and accessible for a large workforce, from crew to managers and accounting teams.
Kuiper Group needed to find a provider who would not only meet organisational requirements but also those of its workforce. The crewing provider was already aware
of Mintra’s strong reputation in the sector and the high quality of its human resource management technologies.
Following a recommendation, as well as glowing feedback from another Mintra client, Kuiper Group became certain that Mintra can deliver, against the backdrop of a global pandemic and across locations worldwide.
“Together, we faced significant challenges from the onset. Kuiper Group received outstanding support from the Mintra team, especially the extremely knowledgeable instructors, to support the introduction of a new technology mid-pandemic.”
Kuiper Group knew that it would have to tackle slow adaption and a cultural resistance to change. The company was also faced with a potential for large segments of its workforce, in regions of poor or no connectivity, being cut off from the organisation. In India, an overwhelming majority of employees did not have access to any devices to work from. Before any implementation could commence, the company had to procure equipment and support individuals in getting connected at their homes.
Anupam Khaund, Regional Manager, Kuiper Group.
“Once we had the business aligned and were working towards a joint goal, Mintra played an integral role in building internal stakeholder buy-in and supporting the training of our head office staff. When the pandemic subsided, our teams were trained and ready to hit the ground running.”
“Mintra surpassed our expectations. The team understood and accommodated our business needs. Mintra showed genuine care and remained flexible throughout the process, even as the scope of the project underwent changes.”
It was important for Kuiper Group to identify any opportunities for further improvement early in the process. They understood that the long-term success of the technology would be dependent on the critical first stages of its implementation.
“We worked in collaboration with Mintra to ensure that as much of our administrative function was automated in the solution as possible. Today, we are saving hundreds of hours of manual labour with OCS HR and Payroll.”
Following the successful introduction of OCS HR to the company, Kuiper Group is confident that other Mintra technologies could also benefit their global workforce.
“Mintra’s OCS HR supports efficient operations, enables quick deployment and aligns all global business functions. Kuiper Group looks forward to expanding the family of Mintra solutions.”
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