When you first create your Martide account you won't have any information about your current crew in the system. Therefore you'll want to start compiling your candidate database.
When you log in you will notice that there are two options in the menu on the left hand side: Candidates and Seafarers. So what’s the difference between them?
- Candidates are people who have applied for a job with you or who were created by your company/employees/co-workers.
- Seafarers are people who have previously worked for you - i.e. ex-crew.
To read more about the difference between Candidates and Seafarers click here.
Understanding your Candidates page
Log in to your Martide account and click on Candidates in the menu at the side. You will be taken to a page that looks like this:
Here you can:
- Import candidates from a file by clicking the Import Candidate button.
- Add a new candidate by clicking the Add Candidate button.
- View your candidates’ name, rank, availability date, nationality and status.
- Filter candidates by the preferences in the white boxes at the top, or by the ‘pyramid’ icon next to Name, Rank, Availability, Nationality and Master Status.
- View and edit a candidate’s profile by clicking on their entry in the list.
How to view and edit a candidate
Click on a candidate’s name in the list and you will be taken to their profile page. That page looks like this:
You'll notice at the top there are two tabs: Profile and Notes. We'll explain Notes shortly but for now we're looking at the Profile tab.
The profile page is long so to make it easier to find the information you need, click on any of the headers at the top under the candidate’s profile picture and basic info and you will be automatically taken to that section.
There are sections for the candidate’s: Status, Employment, Work, Education, Personal Details, Address, Skills, Physical Specifications, Emergency Contacts, Preferences, Language, Social Media, Bank Accounts, Medicals, Visas, English Test, Licenses, Flag State, Travel, Certificates, Endorsements, Training, Payslips and Appraisal.
We will take a brief look at each section in a moment.
Also on this page you can:
- See the candidate’s photo, name, rank, nationality, gender, and email at the top.
- Add the candidate to an assignment (vacancy) by clicking the Add to assignment button.
- Export the candidate’s profile as a PDF by clicking the Export PDF button.
- Send the candidate a message by clicking the Send message button.
- Edit and add information to the candidate’s profile.
- Switch to the Notes view to see any saved info about the candidate.
Sections in a candidate’s profile
Sections can be viewed, added to and edited either by clicking the + Add text at the bottom of the sections or by clicking the little pen icon in the top right corner of certain sections.
- Status: Master Status - the main status for the candidate in relation to you, the employer. Client Status: if you have clients and the candidate is applied to one of their jobs the client will show here. You can also see who the manning agent is, who created the profile and you can add the candidate to a Seafarer Pool. See below for more info about Master and Client Statuses.
- Employment: rank, vessel name, sign on and off dates, client and status of the candidate’s application (i.e. interview or negotiation.) You can also add a candidate to an assignment. Employment differs to Work Experience as it lists all the positions the candidate applied to, or was hired for, using our app.
- Work Experience: current and previous work experience including rank, dates of employment, vessel name, vessel specs, and the management and agent companies.
- Education: school, country of education, field of study, certification and dates.
- Personal Info: the candidate’s name, email, date and place of birth, gender, marital status, rank, job status (i.e. actively looking), and local airport.
- Address: the candidate’s address(es).
- Special Skills: add notes with any special skills the candidate might have.
- Physical Specifications: height, weight, shoe and clothing sizes, blood type, and hair and eye color.
- Emergency Contact: emergency contact and next of kin details.
- Preferences: the candidate’s availability date and preferences for vessel type, DWT, engine type, salary and contract length.
- Language: languages the candidate speaks.
- Social Media: the candidate’s social media accounts, if any.
- Bank Account: details of the candidate’s bank account(s).
- Medicals: medical certificate details including the type of examination, country of issue and dates. You can upload copies of the certificates here.
- Visas: details of visas held by the candidate. You can upload copies of the visas here.
- English Test: if the candidate has taken Martide’s English Test you can save the results and upload them here.
- Licenses: type of licenses, document number, country of issues and dates. You can upload copies here.
- Flag State: Flag State Endorsement and Seaman Book details. You can upload copies here.
- Travel: passport and Seaman Book details. You can upload copies here.
- Certificates: type of certificate, country of issue, dates, and document number. You can upload copies here.
- Endorsements: type of endorsement, country of issue, dates, and document number. You can upload copies here.
- Training: type of training, country, dates, and document number. You can upload copies here.
- Payslips: upload payslips along with the vessel name, rank and dates of employment.
- Appraisals: appraisal dates and any uploaded attachments.
A couple of notes about Master Status and Client Status
In the Status section at the top of a candidate's profile you will see Master Status and Client Status.
Master Status: relates to the candidate's relationship with you as an employer i.e. they are: Active, Applicant, Unavailable, Left, Retired or NFR (not for rehire). You can set the status using the drop down arrow.
Client Status: if you have clients who you hire crew for, if this candidate has been applied to one of their vacancies, the client name will appear here. You can also use the drop down arrow to set the candidate's status: Active, Applicant, NFR etc.
Example: you apply/hire the candidate to Client A's vessel but they do not like the candidate, set the Client Status to NFR. But, you apply/hire the same candidate to Client B's vessel and they do like the candidate, set the Client Status to Active.
BUT if the candidate did something wrong or inappropriate and you do not want to apply/hire them again, change the Master Status to NFR and that will automatically set all Client Statuses to the same.
How to add a note about a candidate
At the top of the candidate's profile page you will see two tabs: Profile and Notes:
Click on Notes and it will take you to a page that looks like this:
We haven't added any notes yet so the page says No result found.
Here you can:
- Add a new note or notes.
- Filter your notes by Type, Date and Vessel by clicking the white boxes above the candidate's name and profile picture.
- Remove the filters by clicking the blue Filters button in the top right corner.
- Download the page as an Excel file or a PDF by clicking the arrow icon in the top right corner.
- Send the candidate a message by clicking the Send message button - this will open your Martide inbox in a new browser.
We want to add a note about this candidate. Click the +Add note button on the top right. That will open this pop-up box:
Here you can:
- Select the Type of note from the drop down menu. (You can set your own Types under Settings > Notes - see our guide here.)
- Select the Vessel from the drop down menu.
- Add the date of the note.
- Type the note into the text box.
- Upload or drag and drop an attachment from your computer. You can add more than one attachment.
When you're finished click Save and your note will appear on the candidate's profile page under the Notes tab:
How to add a new candidate
To create a new candidate and add them to your database, click the blue + Add Candidate button at the top of the main Candidates page:
You will then see a pop-up box that looks like this:
Here you can:
- Enter the seafarer's email address, name and date of birth.
- Select a manning agent if you outsource recruitment.
- Click the Add Candidate button and you'll be taken to their new profile page. It looks like the profile page we looked at above. Now you can fill in the candidate’s information by clicking the pen icon or +Add text as before.
How to import candidates
If you already have a spreadsheet of candidates, we’ve made it easy to import and upload their details so you don’t have to enter each one individually.
On the main Candidates page click the blue Import Candidate button at the top of the page:
You will then see this pop-up box:
Here you can:
- Drag and drop or upload a file from your computer by choosing the relevant method and then click Start Import.
- Download a Sample File by clicking on Download Sample File. This opens an Excel spreadsheet that you can use as a template to make sure you enter your information correctly so the system uploads it without any issues:
How to add a candidate to an assignment
There are two ways of adding a candidate to an assignment (a vacancy):
- Click the blue +Add to assignment button at the top of their candidate profile page (image 1) or
- Click the text +Add to assignment at the bottom of the Employment section in their profile (image 2.)
Both methods will take you to this pop-up box:
Here you can:
- Use the two drop down boxes at the top to find the rank and vessel you are submitting the candidate for.
- Click the little circle next to the vessel and rank you want to apply the candidate to, then click the Add to assignment button and the candidate will be applied to that vacancy.
How to filter candidates
On the main Candidates page click on one or more of the filters at the top of the page:
You can filter candidates by: General, Personal Data, Work History, Language, Medical, Identification, Documents and Status.
When you click on a filter it will bring up a pop-up box. For example, this is what you will see if you select the Work History filter:
Now you can filter the results by which vessel a candidate has served on, the dates served and the type of ship.
The filters let you search by:
- General: name, email, seafarer pool, rank, manning agent, availability dates.
- Personal data: home country, date of birth, home airport.
- Work history: vessel served on, start and end dates, vessel type.
- Language: main language spoken.
- Medical: medical test type, valid until date.
- Identification: nationality.
- Documents: document type, issuing country, document number, valid until date.
- Status: none, applicant.
To hide the filters click on the blue Filters button at the top right of the page:
If you click on this the filter boxes will disappear:
To bring them back, simply click on the Filters button again.
You can also filter using the little ‘pyramid’ icon next to Name, Rank, Availability, Nationality and Master Status however this will only change the order in which the entries are listed alphabetically. For example the default setting is to list from A through Z. If you click on the icon, it will reverse that so they are listed Z through A.
A note about candidates
When you have added a candidate to a position and hired them, they will be moved to the Seafarers page.
We hope you've found this guide to the Candidates page helpful but if you need any other help please don't hesitate to get in touch here.