Erin Bell – Camp Connect
Charlie talks with Erin Bell, founder and MD of Camp Connect.
After a decade working in HR and health and safety on various mine sites, Erin realised she was seeing the same issues time and time again with FIFO workers. The sector has a relatively poor record for employee engagement, staff turnover, mental health issues and suicide.
To solve this, she developed Camp Connect, an app that provides all the needs to staff on site.
She’s now on the cusp of commercialisation, with her first paying mine site client where 500 workers use it on a daily basis. She’s also won a place on the 2021 Plus Eight tech accelerator program.
“I’ve rolled out a number of software programs through my career, and I’ve found one of the biggest hurdles with that is trying to get people to use the program or programs having a poor level of customer service.” ~ Erin Bell.
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