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                                 Lakota Drilling finds success with
    C asE stuDy                  the Employee Reliability Inventory
                                 Employee Selection in the Oil and Gas Industry




                                 Background
                                 Finding the right people to staff oil rigs is a challenge in Alberta’s resource industry. While the
                                 jobs pay very well, work is completed in extreme conditions in remote areas. Often workers
                                 must live in camps and are required to be away from their homes and families for weeks at
                                 a time. Drilling rigs must be operated by people who take safety seriously and alcohol is not
                                 tolerated at the well site or in the camp environment. Operating a contract rig costs $15,000–
                                 $20,000 a day – down time is expensive so employees must be reliable and get the job done
                                 as efficiently as possible.



                                 The Client
                                 Lakota Drilling provides drilling services in Western Canada and in 2007 they wanted to
                                 increase their success selecting new employees. Dr. Susan MacDonald from the University of
                                 Calgary assisted the company with a recent round of hiring. She used a number of assessments
                                 including the Employee Reliability Inventory.



                                 The Results
                                 Dr. Macdonald continued to work with Lakota’s
                                 HR department to track the new employees’
                                 job performance. By reviewing the candidates’
                                 results from the ERI, the recruiting team was
                                 able to accurately predict the candidates’ future
                                 job behaviours more than 80% of the time. The
                                 Employee Reliability Inventory provided valuable
                                 information about the candidate that had
                                 previously been unavailable. A telling example
                                 came up during this project when a worker,
                                 who had been hired without using the ERI, was
                                 terminated for drinking after only 18 days
                                 on the job.




Psychometrics Canada Ltd.
7125-77 Avenue, Edmonton AB
                                                                                                        Photo credit: Jeremy Philips
800-661-5158 psychometrics.com

								
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