In an ideal world, everyone would get along with one another, but it’s a fact of life that not everyone will be the best of friends - or even be able to agree to disagree! So how do you handle that in the office or on a vessel?!
Posts about how as a small to mid sized shipping company you can keep your crew onboard happy so they'll want to come back to you every new contract
From high risk, physically demanding roles such as seafarer jobs to work that involves long hours at a desk and little rest from constant phone calls and emails, employees in the maritime industry can be vulnerable to mental health issues that are work-related.
Do you see yourself living life on a container ship? Are you considering a career in the maritime industry? Maybe you just want to know what life on a vessel is like? Our office-based coworker recently spent a week on a cargo ship and this is a unique insight into day-to-day life at sea.
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?
Even if you’re just a casual reader of Martide’s Employer Blog and/or our Seafarer Blog, no doubt you’ll have noticed that we enjoy a good old fashioned list of seafarer quotes every now and again! So with that in mind, here are 10 maritime quotes about stormy seas for you to enjoy.
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!
The maritime world is a source of inspiration and whether you’re looking for inspirational quotes for seaman or quotes about seafarers, we hope our first blog for 2021 will provide you with some seamen quotes about the ocean that will help you look to the months to come with lots of positive vibes.
At Martide we love anything to do with the maritime industry and that includes finding inspirational and interesting seamen quotes. In this post we thought we’d take a look at some seafarer quotes from various well known (and not so well known) sources that continue to inspire us and make us think.
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.
The maritime industry is changing and shipowners and managers are seizing the opportunity to become innovators within the sector. Future technologies such as augmented, mixed and virtual reality are being used to attract and train new seafarers for jobs in the industry.
Maritime technology is advancing at great speed and shows no signs of slowing down. The UK Government's ‘Maritime 2050’ strategy highlighted technological advancement as being at the forefront of tackling the ever-increasing demand for global sea trade. Guest blog post by All At Sea.
The advance of marine tech means vessels are now very different places to work. And the way the industry is run behind the scenes is changing too due to the digitization of platforms and upgrading of software such as the use of web-based crewing systems. But what impact does this have on seafarers?
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.
If you think about it from a traditional point of view, it might seem a little strange needing a seafarer who lists coding, programming or other techie skills on his or her maritime resume. But times are changing and like many sectors, the maritime industry is now starting to embrace digitization.
You’re hiring for your open seafarer jobs and your crewing system and maritime recruitment process are working well. Now you’re at the interview stage. Some of your interviewees are great all the way through the interview...but others, well others, might set alarm bells ringing halfway through.
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?
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.
The shipping industry isn’t immune to the impact technology is having on the workplace. We are living, working and crewing in an age that requires us to be more switched on than ever. So should you be hiring more tech savvy seafarers to fill your jobs at sea?
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.
The maritime industry is packing up its sextants and paper charts and increasingly turning to automation and digitization. And while the new way of doing things may be quicker and more cost effective, it doesn’t come without a price.
How is the digital transformation of the maritime industry changing the scope of seafarer jobs and lives? Will autonomous ships lead to a reduced number of crew? Martide takes a look.
That there is a lack of women in maritime jobs will come as a shock to absolutely no-one. The reasons why have been discussed at length so how does the industry encourage females and increase the number of women at sea? After all, this rewarding career and a life at sea should be open to all!
Autonomous ships and smart ships are two buzzwords that have been doing the rounds in the maritime industry recently. And it’s not surprising that many seafarers have expressed concern for their future. But the rise of self sailing ships doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the mariner. Here’s why.
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.
This year’s World Maritime Day theme is Empowering Women in the Maritime Community and so at Martide we thought it was only right to draw some attention to all of you women who are making their mark in this male dominated industry.