How do you deal with issues and communicate with teams as someone working in maritime recruitment or crew planning when the people and the issues are geographically all over the place?
Posts about how we help your shipping company streamline your maritime recruitment drive & make crew management easier than ever.
In maritime recruitment, you can't rely on the best seafarers applying organically for your jobs anymore. To be successful long term you must be proactive, targeting the candidates that are a great fit for your shipping company and building a relationship with them.
From sourcing seafarers to scheduling interviews to checking documents and finding suitable candidates in time to meet change over dates, your to-do list is often a long and overwhelming one. Here are some tips that will help you save time and reduce your stress levels!
The ATS was developed in the hopes of reducing the time and commitment required when a company is hiring. It helps in candidate selection, but the ATS also gives employers internal insight into their interviewing and hiring process.
If you want to know what the best crew management software is to help you run your maritime recruitment and crew planning operations more efficiently, you’ve come to the right place. In this post we’re going to take a look at the essential features of crewing systems that really work.
From documentation, contracts, vendor agreements, blueprints, and even minutes of the meetings—that’s a lot of files and documents your company is keeping up with. A good filing system can work, but when the bulk of it takes up an entire storage room, does that still sound efficient and effective?
How can an Applicant Tracking System help you alleviate the stresses and strains caused by constantly worrying about filling your empty jobs at sea? Martide's maritime recruitment ATS is the answer.
When you’re swamped with deadlines, paperwork, and tasks, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture, what’s next, and your strategies to scale up. And yet, no matter how easy it is to fall into the trap of disorganization, you shouldn’t let it get to you.
As a shipowner using Martide to help run your maritime recruitment and crew management efforts, are you aware how useful the English Test function is? If you’re recruiting for your jobs at sea, chances are you want them to have a decent level of English. And this is where the English Test can help.
Manning agents have lots of plates to spin to ensure a balance in finding seafarers crewing vacancies and helping shipowners fill open seafaring jobs quickly. In this post we’re giving manning agents in the maritime industry the lowdown on logging into and getting started with their Martide account.
Martide’s maritime recruitment platform is intuitive and easy to use for manning agencies in the industry and it makes finding seafarers for your clients simpler. This blog explains how to submit a candidate to open seafarer jobs.
Recently we added a new feature within Assignments to make life even easier for you as someone who works in maritime recruitment or crew planning. It’s called Assignment Transfers and it lets you transfer certain Pipeline Stages from one Assignment to another.
Over the summer our developers have been working on lots of changes, upgrades and new features for Martide’s maritime recruitment and crewing system software solution. So we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at what’s been happening now that summer is drawing to a close.
Maritime companies of all sizes have found to their cost that flipping a coin or opting for the first crewing system they come across is not the right path to a successful software implementation. And if it’s the wrong solution your employees aren’t going to be enthusiastic about using it either.
A maritime recruitment and crewing system solution is an integrated piece of software that allows you to do everything from applicant tracking to contract signing to crew planning to document storage to English Test scheduling to travel arrangements and more.
As a manager or manning agent working in maritime recruitment or crew planning in the shipping industry, you know how important it is to make sure that your office staff - your recruitment operators and your crew planners - are motivated and productive. Here are some tips to make sure that happens!
Using integrated technology to find candidates is far from new. But some companies in maritime recruitment and the industry have fully embraced it by taking the sluggish processes within traditional recruitment systems, refining them, and combining them into one powerful tool for efficiency.
If you’re a manning agency, you don’t need us to tell you that you have a lot of competition - especially if you are located in a country where seafaring is one of the biggest professions. So how do you make sure you stand apart from that competition and attract more clients and better seafarers?
When you work in maritime recruitment and crew planning being organized is crucial. You have so many different aspects of the job to deal with that it can feel like you’re juggling twenty tasks at once. In fact, maritime recruitment can feel like regular recruitment on steroids sometimes!
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.
Whether you’re a small to medium sized shipowner or ship manager, or a manning agency, there’s one thing you need to know about your business when it comes to attracting more qualified seafarers for your job vacancies. What are we talking about? We’re talking about your company’s brand.
If you’re a shipowner or manager, you know that ship crew management and planning are a cause of headaches. That’s why we’ve built a feature that takes the stress out of managing and scheduling crew by giving you the ability to see exactly who’s on your vessels and who’s lined up to sign on and off.
If you’re a manning agent our website has some useful features that you may not know about. If you’ve already discovered them, great. Maybe you’ve seen them but not really known what they are, or maybe this is a complete revelation to you. If it’s either of the last two, read on as we reveal all!
At Martide we know that as crew change dates creep closer, filling some positions can be a source of stress. Not only that but there are so many different components that make up every crew change that simplifying your process is virtually a must. That’s why we created the Crew Change feature.
If you’re a regular (or even semi-regular) reader of our employer blog posts, you probably know that every so often we like to keep you updated with the latest changes, launches, tweaks and - yes, we admit it - fixes we’ve made to the Martide platform.
As a manning agent you need to track your candidates’ statuses. Martide make that simple for you! We know you’ve lots of hopeful applicants to keep tabs on and you need to support shipowners and seafarers in a timely fashion. Here we tell you how to do that using our maritime recruitment platform.
As a manning agent you can send messages and respond to the employers / clients you work with, as well as any of the seafarers in Martide’s system, using our in-built messaging feature. Here's how to get the most from your inbox.
Talent pools are a bit of a recruitment buzzword. People love talking about them, about how to deepen their pool and how to go about creating one. Put simply, the deeper your talent pool is (the more candidates it has in it) the quicker it will be for you to find the right person for your vacancy.
Smartphones, apps and being able to do virtually everything while we’re on the move are, quite simply, a way of life nowadays. And that also means that today’s job seeker expects to be able to find their next job or contract on their mobile device too.
The dictionary defines adaptability as “...being able to adjust to new conditions.” And it’s a crucial trait for the maritime industry to possess: future technologies have infiltrated every facet of our traditional sector and companies who bury their heads in the sand need to shape up or ship out.
The first thing to do when weighing up any kind of business decision is to create a list of pros and cons so that you can see, almost at a glance, if the solution or product you are considering really will work for you.
We wanted to let you know about what we’ve been working on over the last few weeks - there are some really interesting and useful changes for both employers and manning agents so we hope you find them handy.
Have you taken a look at your Martide messages inbox lately? If so, you’ll have noticed that we’ve made a few changes. (And if you haven’t checked it out yet, please do so as soon as you’ve finished reading this blog post!) Your inbox is now nicer to look at, easier to use and far more intuitive.
We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all at Martide. We believe it’s your maritime recruitment platform and you should be able to find the ideal crew member for your open seafarer jobs. So we created Recruitment Pipelines where you can add as many or as few steps to your Pipeline as you need.
We’re not going to dwell on the negatives of the past twelve months but look back and see which of the many (52 if you’re wondering!) blog posts we wrote over the last year were the most popular.
Collaboration is a word that gets thrown around a lot and as a result it can feel a bit meaningless. But in maritime recruitment and crew planning, collaborating with coworkers can mean the difference between an efficiently run department and one that’s struggling to meet crew change dates.
Many manning agents who work with clients in the shipping industry are struggling to stand out amongst their sea of competitors. After all, crewing agencies are two-a-penny in traditional port towns and cities. But what are the reasons behind this issue? And could technology be the answer?
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.
Knowing what is happening with your seafarer job candidates at every stage of the maritime recruitment pipeline is crucial if you’re a shipowner or crew manager who wants to fill your vacant jobs at sea in a timely, cost-effective and efficient manner.
Applicant tracking systems (ATS) aren’t exactly breaking news, but in the world of maritime recruitment they can be an absolute lifesaver when it comes to sourcing candidates, keeping track of applications, and knowing exactly which stage of the recruitment process a seafarer is at any given time.
You don’t need us to tell you how much documentation is involved in the world of maritime recruitment and crew planning. So wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to get all that paperwork under control, while also taking the stress out of looking for a specific certificate or particular contract?
You’ve heard the term Software as a Service (SaaS) but are you 100% sure what it means and, more importantly, how it could help you run your shipping company or manning agency with more efficiency? An SaaS can be invaluable in streamlining maritime recruitment and crew planning so let’s take a look.
Martide’s maritime recruitment software helps shipowners and managers streamline their candidate sourcing, interviewing and hiring processes. From the moment you post a job to the minute you hire a recruit, we’re with you every step of the way. We’ll walk you through the process to get you started.
We have to say that even by our busy website developers’ standards, August 2021 was an extremely active month with lots of great features and functions either launched or made more user-friendly.
Are you reading this blog post on your laptop or desktop computer? Or are you reading it on your phone? Why are we asking, you might wonder. But trust us, there is a point to this. And it can affect the way you run your maritime recruitment and crew planning operations. Welcome to mobile recruiting.
If you’re a shipowner, ship manager or manning agent we thought you might like to know about a new feature that our Development Team released recently. This handy little hack in Martide’s platform allows you to set a candidate as an ex-crew member.
We know making sure you have a well-stocked candidate database is vital in maritime recruitment. But aligning some ranks and crew change dates can be easier said than done. And rushing to find not only that rank, but also the right seafarer in that rank, can be stressful. Here’s how Martide helps!
Welcome to Martide. We’re thrilled that as a shipowner or manager you’ve decided to simplify your maritime recruitment processes and crewing systems by joining us! If you created a Martide account and are wondering what to do next, read on as we take you through five steps to get you up and running.
Shipowners love our Data Templates function! We created it so you can set your exact requirements for your jobs at sea. We know for every ship in your fleet there's multiple permutations of...everything. Data Templates make it easy for you to manage different requirements, however big or small.
If you’re a shipowner or crew manager, the first thing you see when you log in to Martide is your Dashboard. This gives you instant visuals of everything that's happening with your vessels, crew and crew change overs.
There are so many different moving parts to maritime recruitment that surely anything you can do to make your life easier is a good thing, right? Scratch that, it’s a great thing! And one of those elements of the marine recruitment process is, of course, your job interviews with seafarers.
Welcome to this month's changelog: A rundown of changes, upgrades and updates made to Martide's maritime recruitment and crew planning software solution in April.
There are many benefits to working from home (goodbye commute, hello sweatpants!) but the one thing we all need to do is to ensure we remain as productive as we did when we were in our offices. But how do you do that? You do it by embracing technology. And in particular, Software as a Service.
For shipowners and managers, delegation is a big part of the job. That’s why we created the Users function. It’s where you can invite co-workers to create an account with Martide so you can add them to a User Group and give them admin rights to the backend of your applicant tracking system.
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
We know shipowners work hard to stay on top of maritime recruitment. But it's hard to keep up with every single applicant and you’re also busy with 1000 other things. That's why we created User Groups so you can add teams to help you.
If you’re a shipowner or crew manager offering crew management services to your clients you need to know how to use our Supporters function. This feature lets you give your client as much or as little control as agreed over your maritime recruitment process. Easy crew management and a great USP!
As a shipowner your fleet is at the heart of everything. Martide make it easy to manage vessel data by storing it all in one place. Our crew management platform also takes the hassle out of managing crew numbers and budgets. What’s not to love? Here’s how to get the most out of your Fleet Page.
As a shipowner or manager you want to get the most from your people to increase your time to hire, boost crew retention rates, get seafarer documents checked more quickly yet thoroughly, and schedule interviews in a timely fashion, what do you need to do? You need to encourage team collaboration.
Are you a small to medium sized shipowner or manager who has made a new year’s resolution to streamline your maritime recruitment and crew operations in 2021 by implementing a Software as a Service (SaaS)? If so, that could be great news for the both of us! Allow us to walk you through the benefits.
Implementing new maritime recruitment software can be a challenge for a number of reasons. One of the biggest hurdles is potential resistance from your employees. Here’s how to deal with that, plus some other steps you need to take to ensure that adopting a new way of doing things is plain sailing.
You may think that coming from a company who helps shipowners streamline maritime recruitment operations the title of this post is a biased. And you might be right! But stick with us as we explain why only working with one recruitment agency in the maritime industry makes more sense than you think.
Currently many of us are working from home and maybe you’re running your maritime recruitment operations from your home office, or trying to meet crew changeover dates at your kitchen table. The fact is life is a little different right now and there are definite pros and cons to working remotely.
If you don’t have previous knowledge of an applicant to one of your seafarer jobs, candidate evaluation is crucial in maritime recruitment. Yes you need to hire someone qualified and experienced but you want to pick the right seafarer by learning more about their background and personality too.
If you work in maritime recruitment or crew management you’re busy sourcing seafarers, meeting changeover dates, filing documents, scheduling interviews and more. So how do you make life less stressful? If you’ve a feeling getting organized could help, read on as we look at 11 ways to up your game!
As a small to medium sized shipowner or manager, you don’t need us to tell you how busy you are. But if you’re not delegating to your team, you’re missing out on a trick. The thing is, in theory delegation sounds easy - but there’s more to it than simply telling someone to “Do that for me, please.”
What are some of the steps that shipping companies can take to promote seafaring as a career and fill their vacant maritime jobs? The need to attract and retain seafarers is a huge issue and one we all need to step up to if shipowners can beat their marine recruitment headaches.
In this blog post we’re going to look at seafarer sourcing from a slightly different perspective and talk you through how using Martide’s maritime recruitment and crew management Software as a Service solution can help you with your seaman recruitment woes. Let's get straight down to it!
Technology is changing life at sea, seafarer jobs, maritime recruitment, crew management, seafarer training and the way the maritime industry operates. Martide take a look at some of the maritime technology making waves today.
As a small to medium-sized shipowner or manager, you know maritime recruitment can be stressful. But the good news is, there’s a way you can minimize the stress (and expense) of constantly trying to find new seafarers. You just need to develop an effective maritime recruitment process. Here’s how.
In maritime recruitment your time to hire is vital. You’ve crew change over dates to meet and it’s crucial you make the deadlines. But if you’re facing an uphill battle when it comes to filling your seafarer job vacancies in a timely fashion, it’s time to take a look at what may be slowing you down.
Checking in with your maritime recruitment process is a good way to ensure you’re doing all you can to attract and engage with top seafaring talent and fill your jobs at sea as quickly as possible. And one way of doing that is to look at your recruitment process from your candidates’ point of view.
Do you feel like you should be getting more candidates applying for your seafarer jobs? You know your company is great to work for but applicants are either not coming through the door or are dropping out of the process halfway through. Could there be an issue with your maritime recruitment process?
To make maritime recruitment processes more streamlined and less time consuming we’ve created Alternative Documents. Usually when you post seafarer jobs on Martide you specify which certificates you need a seafarer to hold before they can apply. Alternative Documents let you override that.
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.
Martide loves technology, especially crewing systems! We use our passion and knowledge to help fuel the maritime industry. Tech should make life easier by eliminating mundane tasks and letting you focus on the core of your job.
Are you looking for a simple way to solve your maritime recruitment challenges? Martide has created a mobile app for seafarers that gives them easy access to all of your jobs at sea. It also allows you to stay in touch with them (and them with you) no matter where in the world you both are.
How can you make your life easier while also giving your maritime recruitment drive the shot in the arm it needs? What is the one thing you can do to reduce your time to hire, fill vacancies more quickly and easily, and grow your seafarer candidate database? It’s time to talk about crewing systems.
Would your shipping company benefit from a crewing system that helps you streamline your hiring processes and manage seafarers more efficiently? Perhaps you’d find value in working with a maritime recruitment platform that gives you access to international manning agents? Let Martide show you how.
Are you a shipowner or manager fed up with trying to grow your candidate database to fill your jobs at sea? We’d love to tell you there’s a quick fix solution - but there isn’t. However the good news is, there’s some sure-fire ways to make the never-ending maritime recruitment drive less painful.
Growing your candidate database can be hard and though there may be plenty of seamen who are looking for jobs at sea, not all of them might make the grade. Of course you want licensed and qualified crew onboard your vessels, but are you being too picky when it comes to hiring for your seafarer jobs?
Whether you’re an employer using Martide for maritime recruitment to fill jobs at sea, or you’re a seaman looking for the latest seafarer jobs, our goal is to serve and support you every step of the way. Read on to discover our latest bug fixes, new creations, a cool upgrade and a GREAT new feature.
In shipping, not everyone is onboard when it comes to abandoning old practices and embracing new. Do your maritime recruitment agencies fall into that category? If you suspect the companies you use to fill your maritime jobs could be more efficient it’s time to take a look at who you partner with.
If you’re a shipowner using maritime recruitment agencies to fill your jobs at sea, you need to know you’re getting good value for money. Luckily there's ways to tell if the agency or consultant you work with is fulfilling their obligations, and one of those is looking at how responsive they are.
Due to the challenges of controlling recruitment activities, managing expenses, planning the rotation and ensuring seafarers well-being, there has been a number of owners who have decided to hand this task over to specialized crewing providers.
Times have changed and deciding whether or not to "go digital" is no longer something you can afford to consider in maritime recruitment today. If you're not embracing technology in your shipping company, you're going to fall behind your competitors.
Do you ever find it hard recruiting for your seafarer jobs? Does anything frustrate you? Hate sorting through all the seafarer resumes? Well there are ways to minimize the time you spend screening whether resumes are paper or online. All you need is a little help from Martide and technology!
Are you considering maritime recruitment and crewing software for your shipping company? Want all the benefits that come with integrated Applicant Tracking Systems? From job ads to ways to upload and sign seafarer contracts, wouldn’t it be great to have one centralized system taking care of it all?
There are so many moving parts in maritime recruitment and crew management in this industry that adopting cloud computing and integrated crewing systems has to be the way forward. Here's how Martide can help.
Newcomers to Martide’s maritime recruitment and crew management solution might wonder what the difference between our Existing and Approved Networks of manning agents is. So if you’re one of those manning agents - or a shipowner - you’re in luck as we’re going to explain exactly that in this post!
As a maritime recruitment company we know the average employee changes their job every four to five years. That’s not long to stay with a company that's invested in the recruitment and training of new hires planning. The question is not only how to attract top talent but how to retain it?
Wondering why recruiting the right seafarers for your maritime jobs is such hard work? All you want is to fill your empty seafarer jobs positions with suitable candidates but it seems to be increasingly difficult to hire top talent. How can shipping companies eliminate staffing headaches for good?
Martide wish to offer our sincere congratulations to Nordic Hamburg who, in conjunction with Shell LNG, after five years of painstaking preparatory work, reached a huge milestone in the industry this week: executing the world’s very first simultaneous LNG bunkering during container cargo operations.
Are you doing everything you can to attract a new generation of seafarers? Thought you could just place a job ad and wait for applications to roll in? Marine recruitment can be tough! But Martide is here to help - so let’s take a look at what today's seafarers expect from the recruitment process.
Martide are delighted to announce we are working with Arriva Shipping AS and Arriva Shipping Polska. Arriva were looking for a more efficient way to find and track job applicants and Martide’s efficient end-to-end hiring platform fulfilled their needs.