At Martide our goal is to make sure that our maritime recruitment solution is user-friendly and functional, and that it makes life easier for everyone - including seafarers, employers, and manning agents in the maritime industry.
We know that as a manning agent you have a lot of balls to juggle to make sure you have the right balance between helping seafarers find jobs at sea and ensuring that your shipowner and ship manager clients are able fill their open maritime job vacancies quickly and efficiently.
The good news is, that's one of the reasons Martide exists!
So whether you're new to our platform and haven't yet got started, or you're wondering if our maritime recruitment software solution could help your agency streamline your hiring operations and make it easier to win and keep your clients, read on.
For this blog post we thought we’d give all of you hardworking manning agents in the maritime industry a step-by-step guide to logging in to, and getting started with, your Martide account.
3 Steps to getting started with Martide for manning agents
Ready? Let's do this!
First of all, please note that as a manning agent you are not able to create an account directly on Martide’s platform.
However, you should have already received your login details from the Martide Team so that you can hit the ground running.
If for any reason you haven’t received login details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know and we'll look into it right away!
For the sake of this blog post, we’re going to assume that you have login information and that we can get going. So, first of all, log in to your Martide account.
Step 1: Check your personal user profile
When you log in for the first time, it’s a good idea to first build your personal profile before you do anything else.
To do this, click on your name in the drop down menu under the blue and white icon in the top right corner as seen in the image below. You will then see this page - this is your personal profile page. (Our example manning agent is called Melany Cumerata.)
Here you can enter your personal information such as your name, position in your company, your email address and time zone. To do this, click the little pen icon to the right of the personal info section.
It’s also helpful for anyone who comes into contact with you if you upload a profile picture or your company logo. Do that by clicking the little camera icon under the blue and white icon on the left of the page.
We also highly recommend that you set a new password for your account - one that only you know. Again, you can do this by clicking the pen icon in the password section.
Step 2: Fill out your company details and information
Next you’ll need to enter details about the company you work for.
To do that, click on My Company in the menu on the left hand side of the screen
When you click on My Company you will be directed to this page:
Now you can add your company's details. You might also want to upload your company logo - do this by clicking the little camera icon - shown next to the blue circle in the image above, top left.
At the top of the page, when you've filled in your details, you will notice that you are able to see the main details about your company at a glance. These are your company's name, status, key contact, email address and mobile / cell phone number.
But first you need to actually add some info.
To do this click the little pen icon in the Company Details box on the top right. Then you can add your company's details including the name of the company, your website address, and your contact details.
You can also add the number of employees your company has ashore, as well as the number of crew who are at sea. The number of vessels you manage is also shown in this section.
If you scroll down the page you will see additional sections for you to add, select and upload lots of other information that is relevant to your company. This includes the types of vessels you manage, your client pricing - i.e. how much you charge each client per month for the Officers, Ratings and Cadets you have onboard.
You will also be able to add your offices and billing address as well as an About Us blurb, the different types of training your company offers, who your clients are, and testimonials from those happy clients.
Because we know how important delegating is in maritime recruitment, you will also be able to add your team members.
Please note that to be able to add team members you will first have to invite them to create a Martide User Account so that they are in the system. More about that in a moment!
You will also notice that there is a tab at the top of the main Company Profile page called Page Preview:
When you click on Page Preview you will see a page that looks like this:
This is what the information you added in Settings looks like on Martide's website under your entry in our Company Directory.
Scroll down you will also see your About Us and Vessels Crewed sections:
Underneath this you will see sections for the training offered by your company, your clients, and your team. Finally, below that you will see your office addresses, phone numbers and contact email addresses.
To edit any of these sections, simply click back on the Settings tab at the top of the page.
Step 3. Add your User Accounts / team members
Chances are you’ll need to share some of the workload with your employees or teammates. We’ve made that simple for you to do by allowing you to invite your coworkers to create their own Martide accounts.
To do this go back to Settings in the drop down menu under your profile picture side and then select User Accounts:
You’ll be taken to a page that looks like the image below. You can see that in our example, we have one pending user called Karl Karlsson and one current user named Melany Cummerata:
To invite a coworker (and make sure you’re not the only one doing all the work!) click the +Add user button at the top of the page. (See the image above.)
You can now enter your team mate's name, email address and permissions and send them an invite to join you on the platform.
And you can also remind Pending Users that you're waiting for them to join you by clicking the Resend invitation button. This will automatically send them a reminder email - a gentle little nudge in their inbox!
On this page you can also look for Users in the search bar at the top, edit and delete Current Users and delete Pending Users, and sort your Pending and Current Users either by A-Z or Z-A by clicking the 3 lines next to Name, Email and Group.
And now you should be all set to go and make maritime recruitment easier than ever before!
We hope you’ve found this blog post guide to logging in and getting set up as a manning agent on the Martide platform useful.
Did you know that you can find a more factual step-by-step version of this blog post on our dedicated Support website? You can find that guide here.
We also have other user guides for manning agents who want to know more about using the Martide platform: take a look and find out more about existing and approved networks, navigating your message inbox so you can stay in touch with your clients and candidates, and learn how to submit a candidate to a job vacancy.
We want you to get the most out of our maritime recruitment platform for manning agents and we think you’ll find our support guide really useful!
Thank you for using Martide.
This blog post was originally published on August 19th 2019 and last updated on May 25th 2022.