Maritime recruitment podcast for August 2013By james tweed • Aug 12th, 2013 • Category: Recruitment
Welcome to our latest shipping recruitment podcast, produced in association with Halcyon Recruitment.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our Maritime Employee Survey 2013. Now in its 5th year, the survey is aimed at employees within the maritime industry who are already working in positions ashore or looking to do so and provides participants with the opportunity to let us know what motivates them in the workplace and what is most important to them as an employee. The survey also focuses on other areas including employer communications, training, salary increases and bonus payments.
The survey is initially targeted at about 14,000 people, but we hope that this number will increase through word of mouth. We hope that you will take part and encourage others to do so too.
The survey will close on 20th September and the results will be published in October. Our report will include assessments based on overall results as well as market sector, given that different areas of the industry are likely to show different results. We will be happy to forward our findings to you.
You can find a link to the survey in the show note – it should take no more than a few minutes to complete and every participant will be entered into our free prize draw to win a £50 iTunes voucher.
Turning our attention now to the global maritime and shipping recruitment markets, summer holidays are upon us and as you would expect, the levels of recruitment activity have slowed down considerably whilst many people enjoy some time off. That said, we are still seeing a steady volume of jobs in the market, it’s just the overall turnaround time is a little longer at this time of year.
Demand for technical staff globally remains but the most notable increase has been in recruitment at a senior management level across all sectors. As many of the companies who have money to invest are starting to ramp up their activities, they are seeking individuals of the highest calibre to drive their projects forward, be these newbuilding programmes, new commercial operations, technical heads or strategic and finance individuals.
Singapore remains a major driving force although levels of activity within the UK and mainland Europe are also increasing. Germany and Greece are seeing little movement due to the KG market and economic climate in general.
Shipping remains an attractive career option for many people and we are receiving a considerable numbers of approaches from those outside the industry keen to make a sideways move. This could however be a reflection of the markets outside the shipping and maritime world, forcing individuals to be more creative in their career development considerations. Irrespective of this, there are a large number of people considering a job move and competition for each role remains high.
If you want to stand a chance of being among those chosen for interview, it is essential that you present a CV of the highest calibre as there is no escaping how invaluable first impressions are in this respect. The team at Halcyon are happy to provide advice in this respect and there is some useful information on the website at www.halcyonrecruitment.com
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