Miscommunication caused by a lack of understanding or an inability to express an instruction or order can cause countless issues in any workplace. And in shipping, those miscommunications can have a more serious knock on effect than in many industries.
Employee retention strategies including stability of personnel & how to boost crew retention rates. Read our blog for tips on how to stop your crew jumping ship!
Is crew retention an issue in your small to mid sized shipping company? Do you struggle to fill seafarer jobs and hold on to seamen once the contract is over? If the crew you hire are defecting to your competitors you have a problem. One way to solve that is to implement a crewing software solution.
If you’re struggling to retain seafarers at the end of contracts there’s an issue with your crew retention strategy. Being unable to keep the best seamen and seeing them walk away to line up their next contract with your competitors is frustrating and costly. So how do you stop crew jumping ship?
From your youngest deck cadet to your most experienced ship’s master, everyone likes to feel they’re being listened to. And as an employer it’s your job to make sure that happens - especially if you want to boost your crew and employee retention rates.
If your crew are abandoning ship and going to work for other companies it may be a sign that you need to implement some employee retention techniques by reevaluating your company’s policies. After all, it’s easier and cheaper to retain talent than it is to be constantly having to fill positions.
There will be a predicted shortage of 89,510 officers by 2026. To prevent this, employers will need to attract and retain as many potential seafarers as possible. We take a look at a few benefits you can offer to appeal to new recruits to offset any potential shortages.
It's time to talk about your crew retention strategies: the shortage of talent in the shipping industry is at an all time low. Seafarers are increasingly hard to find and crew retention is becoming a thorn in shipping companies’ side. So what can shipowners do to stop crew from quitting?
As a shipowner it’s hard to know what life is like for the seafarers who work for you. If only there was a way to get feedback from your crew. The good news is, there is. It’s called Forms and we’ve created it in Martide for employers who want honest answers to their most pressing questions
As anyone working in shore based maritime jobs knows, we take our ability to connect, send messages and emails, Google for info, make video calls, check our bank accounts and do all the other multitude of internet based jobs and admin for granted. For those working in jobs at sea - not so much.
There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing the best of your candidates finish a contract, disembark from your vessel, head home for a rest...then disappear never to be heard from again. Crew retention issues are stressful! Here’s why listening is a crucial tool in the war against vanishing crew.
In this blog post we’re going to examine another way you can create better and more honest engagement with the seamen and women who apply for your maritime job vacancies, and therefore increase the chances of them remaining loyal to your shipping company. It’s time to talk about transparency.
In maritime recruitment you’re not only hiring people for your shore based maritime jobs but also seafarers on contracts. It’s not surprising it can feel like your HR department is chasing its own tail half the time! We take a look at how you can simplify your maritime recruitment efforts.
The nature of jobs at sea mean crew of all levels find themselves working alongside people who hail from different cultural backgrounds, and who speak a different language. How can seafarers overcome those language barriers?
If you’re thinking about implementing an employee referral scheme in your shipping company to help fill your seafarer jobs, it’s only going to work if you know how to motivate your staff to participate in it. So just how do you go about doing that? Martide has the answers.
Not convinced that your employees and contractors can help you fill your vacant seafarer jobs? What if we told you that your employees’ social media posts are likely to be way more effective than your official business or company page? How much is ‘way more’? It’s about eight times more.
It’s no secret many shipping companies struggle with employee and crew retention. Indeed, it’s no secret many companies, in any industry, have problems recruiting and retaining staff. So what can be done to tackle this? After all, losing crew to your competitors is not only annoying, but costly too.
Life on a cargo ship is demanding and seafarer wellness must be a priority for all maritime industry leaders. Maintaining health and wellness for seafarers not only improves productivity and morale, but also makes it more likely crew members will re-join or be loyal to your shipping company.
Filling empty seafarer jobs with qualified crew can be time consuming and frustrating. You can remove some of that headache by encouraging your contractors and employees to refer friends, acquaintances and former co-workers they think will be a good fit for your shipping company.
Seafarers with internet access feel less isolated due to being able to engage with friends and family ashore. The downside is life at sea and relationships onboard are declining due to mariners preferring to spend their downtime with their devices instead of talking to their fellow crew.