The Assignments page is where you can see vacancies (Assignments) that an employer has shared with your manning agency because they want your help finding a seafarer. Here's how to use your Assignments page.

Understanding the Assignments page

To get started, log into your Martide account and click on Assignments in the menu on the left hand side. You will be taken to a page that looks like this:

screenshot of the Martide website showing where to find Assignments

Here you can:

  • See the vessels, rank, how many candidates have applied, if any candidates are ex-crew, how many have been hired, the change over date, and the status.
  • Filter Assignments by Vessel, Seafarer Rank, Change Over, Status, Applied Candidates and Visibility by clicking the buttons at the top of the page.
  • Click on an Assignment to view its Pipeline details and add a candidate.
  • Sort your Assignments alphabetically (from A-Z or Z-A) or numerically (from 0-9 or 9-0) by clicking the 3 lines next to Vessel, Rank, Hired, Change Over or Status.

How to view a Pipeline

On the main Assignments page, click on the name of a vessel to see its Pipeline:

screenshot of the Martide website showing the main Assignments page

That will take you to a page that looks like this:

screenshot of the Martide website showing a candidate in the pipeline

Here you can:

  • See the name of the vessel, the rank (Assignment) and date of crew change at the top.
  • See the names of candidates.
  • See which stages of the Pipeline candidates are at.
  • See who that stage has been assigned to and who is a watcher (if anyone.) In our example the stage is assigned to Barton & Sons, a fictional manning agent, and there is one watcher.
  • View a candidate’s personal info on the right hand side under their name and photo.
  • See the Pipeline Stages for this particular Assignment.
  • Schedule an appointment or interview with the candidate by clicking the calendar icon.
  • Add a candidate or candidates by clicking the +Add candidate button.

How to add a candidate to an Assignment

Click the +Add candidate button in the top right corner. You will then see this pop-up box:

screenshot of the Martide website showing  the add candidate pop-up box

Click on the Select box and a drop down list of all of your candidates and seafarers will appear. Choose the one(s) you want to add to the Assignment:

screenshot of the Martide website showing  the chose candidates

When you've finished adding candidates/seafarers click Save and you'll be taken back to this page where you’ll see the candidate(s) you’ve just added to the Assignment.

screenshot of the Martide website showing the pipeline

How to track a candidate through the Pipeline

In our example we are going to approve Charley Hermann's English Test stage of the Pipeline:

screenshot of the Martide website showing Charley Hermann's pipeline

Here you can:

  • See the stage of the Pipeline that this candidate is at.
  • Click on any of the headings: Negotiation, English Test, Contract Sign, Hired etc. to see which candidates are at that stage.
  • See who that stage has been assigned to and who is a watcher (if anyone.)  In our example the stage is assigned to Barton & Sons, a fictional manning agent, and there is one watcher.
  • Approve or Withdraw a candidate at any stage by clicking the buttons.
  • Add another/more candidates.

Charley, our example candidate, got a good test score of 90 so we're going to approve this stage of the Pipeline. Click on the next Stage to move along the candidate's Pipeline. In our example, it's Charley's Medical Check:

screenshot of the Martide website showing the stage approved message

You can also enter notes and see the Pipeline Stages below this, for reference:

screenshot of the Martide website showing the notes box and save button

Continue the process until you have hired or withdrawn your candidates.

How to sort your Assignments

Changing the order of your Assignments makes it quicker to find them.

You can sort your Assignments by A-Z or Z-A or numerically by 0-9 or 9-0 by Vessel, Rank, Hired, Change Over, and Status. Click the 3 lines next to the headings to rearrange them:

screenshot of the Martide website showing  the pyramid icons for sorting assignments

How to filter your Assignments

If you have a lot of Assignments, filtering can help you quickly find the one you’re looking for.

You can filter your Assignments by Vessel, Seafarer Rank, Change Over, Status, Applied Candidates or Visibility:

screenshot of the Martide website showing the filter options

When you click on any of the boxes above you will see a drop down menu that lets you create a filter. For example, if you click on the Visibility box you will see this:

screenshot of the Martide website showing the drop down box

Now you can filter by whether the Assignment is public or private.

To remove the filters, click the blue Filter button in the top right corner. It will turn white and the filter options will disappear:

screenshot of the missing filters

To get the filters back, click on the Filter button again.

To learn more about managing your candidates, take a look at this guide here. To learn more about the Seafarers page, click here.

We hope you've found this guide helpful but if you need any additional help, please get in touch with us here.