ClearStar wins largest direct services contract to date
The background screening solution will include the maiden deployment of the company’s facial recognition software to expedite the recruitment process. The three-year contract, which has an estimated value of $500,000 per year with revenue recognition to commence in H2 2016, represents the company’s largest direct services contract to date.
Under the terms of the agreement, ClearStar will provide a customised version of its Applicant Portal for conducting background checks on drivers, sales associates, estimators, packers and casual workers that are recruited by the customer’s global network of van operators and independent agents. ClearStar will also host a web-based device agnostic solution with a responsive design aimed at being used on a smartphone or other mobile device for remote hiring. This includes an electronic driver address book to communicate with eligible casual workers about future work assignments.
The mobile device solution is being deployed to assist van operators and agents to quickly screen a casual worker either in the field or at an agent’s office. It includes functionality to authenticate the applicant through facial recognition software as well as validate a government ID (such as a driver’s license state ID passport or visa). The applicant’s contact information is then uploaded to an electronic address book, which is easily accessible on the van operator’s smartphone or tablet for future work assignments. This next generation technology will increase the speed and efficiency of the recruitment process, whilst also enhancing the applicant screening experience. This is particularly beneficial when large numbers of temporary workers are employed on a sustained basis.
Robert Vale, CEO of ClearStar, said, “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract, which is our largest Direct Services agreement to date and will involve the first deployment of our leading-edge facial recognition software and new solution for providing remote authentication via a mobile device. In addition, our appointment by a world-renowned, leading operator further demonstrates the strength of our offer. We are particularly excited about the deployment of our new facial recognition and electronic address book technology, which will facilitate the recruitment of a temporary workforce – and for which we expect to receive demand from other industries going forward.”