The term “smart” stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. As the shipping domain adapts to this technological trend, we can look forward to improvements in terms of time management, higher output, and shipping efficiency.
In this post we thought we’d take a look at some of the different ways that crews on vessels today navigate so that they, and their cargo (and passengers, if any) can safely and accurately reach their port of destination.
Martide are on social media. Why not come on over and say hello, like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn? We post blogs, tips and tricks, seafarer quotes, news and points of interest in the maritime industry - and of course our latest seafarer jobs!
If you usually try traditional ways to find seafarer jobs we’re going to ask you to take a leap of faith and try the online way of looking for jobs at sea. Bear with us while we explain why looking for seamen jobs online is the way to go. In fact we’ve 7 reasons why you should look for jobs online!
When even some of the biggest and best known companies in the world have fallen victim to cyber attacks from hackers, it pretty much means that none of us are safe - and that's both on a business and a personal level. If you're working in jobs at sea, here's how to stay safe online.
When it comes to finding jobs at sea some places might be more obvious than others. You know about seafarer jobs boards, maritime recruitment agencies and Facebook. In this post we’re looking at another social media website to find seafarer jobs: Twitter. Here’s how to create an account and profile.
Social media and seafarers may not always make the best bed fellows. Life at sea is no longer “what happens at sea stays at sea” but there’s still the potential of unflattering photos and posts being seen by more than just your friends ashore and doing serious damage to your maritime career.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
If you’ve been wondering what the Martide Development Team got up to at the end of last year, wonder no more. Here’s a rundown of just some of the great new features they built, fixed, tweaked or added to the platform during October and November.
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?
Normally this blog post showcases what our developers have been working on but this month practically everyone at Martide has been involved. That’s because not only do we have the usual bug fixes and new features to tell you about but we’re also starting to unveil a brand new look for our website.
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.
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 a shipowner or manning agent tired of how reading endless seafarer resumes is slowing your maritime recruitment processes down? Do you worry the CVs you receive might not be the truth and nothing but the truth? You’re not alone. Recruiters are turning to LinkedIn for the initial screening.
Autonomous ships and smart ships are buzzwords that have been doing the rounds in the maritime industry recently. And it’s not surprising that many have expressed concern for the future of seafarer jobs. But the rise of self sailing ships doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the mariner. Here’s why.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
RFID is used in things as commonplace as the key fobs and passes many of us use to swipe into our offices or secure spaces. However its ability to capture data and automatically generate reports makes it one of the future technologies most of interest to the maritime industry.
Social media is a polarizing topic but whether you love it or hate it, one thing’s for sure and that is that companies need it. And that includes your small to medium sized shipping company. Don’t believe us? We look at some of the reasons why you should consider having a social media presence.
We’re facing a skills shortage. But there’s still a huge need for seafarers so for shipping companies or marine recruitment agencies to give up isn’t an option. What needs to change for shipowners to ensure they get first pick when looking for qualified seafarers who are looking for jobs at sea?
At Martide we like to share our seafarer jobs on Twitter and we also follow some interesting people whose posts we like retweeting. So we thought we’d share them with you in case you don’t already follow them and you’re looking for some new, fresh content for your Twitter feed!
The paperless office is something that most workplaces aspire to be. Eliminating, or at least, reducing, the amount of paper you use is not just better for the planet, it’s also kinder on your budget too when you remove the need to purchase paper, printer ink and even files and folders.
Losing (or forgetting) your seafarer documents when you're traveling for jobs at sea can be a nightmare. Printing endless copies of your seafarer resume is a hassle. That's why storing them online in the Cloud makes perfect sense. Here's how to do that.
Social media is a powerful tool and for many people checking their news feeds, shares and likes is a daily routine. But for seafarers working in jobs at sea and spending months away from home, social media can be a real lifeline. But it must be used wisely.
When you look at maritime jobs with a traditional mindset the idea that you might need to list technology skills on your seafarer resume might seem strange. But like many, if not all industries, maritime and jobs at sea are no longer immune to digitization and an increasing dependence on technology.
You’ve written your maritime resume, you’re looking for your next contract - but is LinkedIn at the top of your list when you’re looking for new seafarer jobs? Maybe not. But you shouldn’t ignore LinkedIn just because you’re not working a 9 to 5 job.
One of the most obvious advances in maritime technology is the magnetic compass. And we can’t help but wonder if any of the mariners of yesteryear were as opposed to this ‘new fangled’ piece of equipment when it was introduced as some seafarers are to modern technology!
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.
With the end of the year fast approaching, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at what they’ve been doing, what changes have been made and what new features you can expect to find waiting for you next time you log into your Martide account.
Keeping tabs of everything about your maritime company – including the dynamic schedule of your vessels and seafarers – itself is already quite the challenge. Going through numerous lists and words that seem like walls of text that block you and prohibit you from getting the data you need at once.
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.
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.
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!
We’ve talked about A. I., blockchain and RFID before so we figured it was time to address big data. Is it just another flash in the pan or is it on course to make waves in the maritime industry? But what is big data and what can it do for shipping companies that want to use it to their advantage?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marine tech aside there's two facts about ships: 1) they’re almost always on the move 2) procuring spare parts at sea is almost impossible. So if certain repair and maintenance issues can only be dealt with while a ship is docked wouldn’t it be great to find a way to fix problems mid-voyage?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
There's lots of talk about the Internet of Things, or the IoT. But what is it? The IoT is the regular internet - but on steroids - and it 's one of many future technologies that can help the maritime industry improve, streamline and grow.
The need for tech savvy people and seafarers means many shipping companies struggle to attract employees and contractors who have the latest technical skills. There’s a number of reasons and we take a look at some of them and consider how to address the lack of tech talent in the maritime industry.
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.
Is it getting harder to fill your seafarer jobs in the maritime industry? Is the dwindling talent pool getting you down? Perhaps the amount of crew transitioning to shore-based jobs is taking its toll. If so join Martide as we investigate how social media can be a rich source of candidates.
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.
Businesses are constantly building their strategies to adapt to an ever-changing world. This is now even more vital with the changes brought about by the pandemic.
One business strategy that’s rapidly transforming is talent acquisition as recruiters struggle to adjust to a remote hiring process.
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.
Driverless cars have been making headlines for a while now but while the roads of our cities are yet to be populated by autonomous vehicles the technology is proving it’s not just a flash in the pan - so when will we see marine tech such as smart ships making waves?
Screening candidates for seafarer jobs on social media is free, quick and easy. BUT there are things to watch out for. Martide takes a look at a few of the pitfalls to help you as a small to medium sized shipping company decide whether or not candidate screening on social media is right for you.
Like many industries the maritime industry is facing a serious skills gap and therefore a challenge in fulfilling crewing positions and jobs at sea. Evolution is needed and so too is the adoption of maritime technology.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Welcome to our monthly rundown of a few of the most useful and interesting tweaks, upgrades and new features that our Development Team worked on during the previous month. This is what happened in February.
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?
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.
At Martide, we know that as a shipowner or ship manager working in a small to medium sized shipping company, your days are hectic: maritime recruitment, crew management...the list goes on. That’s why we’ve made it far easier for you to stay in touch with candidates, seafarers and manning agents.
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?
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?
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.
To make a splash in the maritime industry your shipping company needs to go one further than sending the occasional newsletter. Today your digital presence is crucial and you must revamp your strategies from time to time to stand out from the competition.
If you've a passing interest in marine tech and the technology of the future it’s likely you’ve heard of blockchain. The buzzword is increasingly being talked about within the context of the shipping industry. But what exactly is blockchain and what can it mean for ship owners and managers?
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.
The introduction of the ship container shook maritime transport and the industry to its core. Sure, boxes revolutionized it but they also effected employment figures. A similar transition is happening with the rise of eCommerce and automation of the industry: what’s changing the future this time?
t’s time for Martide’s end of the month check in to let you know what our developers have been working on for our crew management and maritime recruitment platform this month. We’ve a shortish changelog for you this time but we think these are a couple of really useful functions all the same.
Pre-2010 most cyber security attacks were on individuals who through bad luck and naivety were defrauded out of financial or personal data. That was less than a decade ago but in tech terms it’s light years. Hackers have set their sights on bigger game - including the maritime industry.
Far from spending their time sunning themselves somewhere exotic this summer, Martide’s Development Team have been hard at work making a host of changes for users of our crew management and maritime recruitment software solution. Our knowledge base article takes a closer look.
June has been another busy few weeks for Martide’s Development Team. This month we’ve got some updates for shipowners and manning agents, as well as a site-wide change. Let’s find out what the Dev guys have been up to this month!
We’ve had a busy month here at Martide. Although for the purposes of this post, when we say ‘we’ - we really mean our developers and tech team! Here’s a rundown of what they created, fixed and tweaked for you last month.
Used for more than headphones and speakers, Bluetooth is changing the future and being used in the maritime industry to boost everything from quality control processes and tracking to accountability in logistics operations.