Hiring and retaining staff is one of the huge hurdles facing the industry. Hiring knowledgeable and skilled officers are essential, but retaining them is even more important. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why.

The younger generation doesn’t consider a career in the sector appealing, making it harder for managers to recruit good people. Managers do pay a lot of attention or are keener to provide better travel experiences as part of staff retention. The crew needs to be supported, and they might want to see progress in their future career and industry.

Poor Hr practices like evading, and lack of training programs for seafarers, poor recruitment practices, not effectively managing their expectations and issues, unfavourable employable contracts, aggravate the retention problems. How can we reduce these problems by half?

Adopting technology in Administrative Processes

The world is undergoing a massive revolution termed as Industrial Revolution 4.0 or ‘ the ongoing automation of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices, using modern smart technology.’ The shipping industry is a slow adapter of this revolution, and shipowners & managers do expect seafarers to have their skill set updated with knowledge of maritime technology. The younger generation, who grew up with connected and smart technology, also expects their employers to be technologically ahead. 

Manually updating tasks, maritime recruitment, payroll, accounting, changeover dates, or organizing minimum safe manning and wage scales have long gone, and it would be best to upgrade your methods. It would increase your efficiency by ten-fold and make life much smoother.

One of the best options is to use a crewing system or crew management software that could help you plan, recruit, manage, and run your crew beautifully. 

The software assists with the search and selection of qualified seafarers from a global database of candidates, organize training for seafarers, manage or track illnesses and insurance claims, and much more. Our software works with legacy systems, making it easier to integrate and function. 

To know more about our crew and payroll management software, get in touch with us!