At Martide our goal is to make sure that our maritime recruitment solution is user-friendly, functional, and 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 plates to spin to make sure you have the right balance between helping seafarers find jobs at sea and ensuring that shipowners and managers fill their open maritime jobs quickly and efficiently.
The good news is, that's one of the reasons Martide exists!
And for this blog post we thought we’d give all of you hardworking manning agents in the maritime industry who are new to our platform, the lowdown on 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 [email protected] 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 manning agent user profile
Once you’ve logged in, it’s a good idea to check whether your profile information is all present and correct.
To do this, click on your name in the menu on the left hand side of the page. (Our sample manning agent is called Harry Harrison.) Once you've clicked on your name, you will see this page - this is your personal profile page:
Here you can check that your name, email address and time zone are all correct and to your liking. We recommend that you set a new password for your account - one that only you know.
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 Upload button under the blue icon at the top of the page.
Click Save Changes when you're done:
Step 2: Fill out your company details and description
Next you’ll need to enter details about the company you work for.
To do that, click on Settings in the menu on the left hand side of the page. Then click on Company Profile:
When you click on Company Profile 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.
Next to your logo is your company's name, status, key contact, email and mobile 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 Deck Cadets you have onboard.
You will also be able to add an About Us blurb, the different types of training your company offers, your clients, 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. (Note: 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 minute!)
Next you'll be able to add your office or offices as well as your billing address and bank details. Finally it's time to add details for, and upload copies of, those all important audit documents, contracts and other documents.
Step 3. Add your User Accounts
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 menu on the left hand side and 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 coworker (Karl) and one current user (Andy.)
To invite a coworker (and make sure you’re not the only one doing all the work!) click the +Add user button.
You can now enter your coworker'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!
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 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!
This blog post was originally published on August 19th 2019 and updated on April 13th 2021.