Top 10 Trends in Maritime Recruitment
At the beginning of each year I'm frequently asked about the trends I expect to see in the world of maritime recruitment, and the start of 2018 has been no different. Having thought long and hard about what happened in 2017 and how this will affect recruitment this year, I have made a list of the 10 essential maritime recruitment trends for this year. 1. Salaries and bonuses will mostly remain static. With the exception of a few areas, 2018 will see little change in compensation and benefits in the wider sector.
Faststream Appoints Keogh As Executive VP
Maritime recruitment company Faststream Recruitment Group has appointed Jamie Keogh as Executive Vice President of its Houston based North American headquarters. Keogh is a recruitment professional with 19 years' experience withn the sector. Keogh previously specialized in major project recruitment within oil and gas, power and petrochemicals and has experience working onsite with major operators and EPCs. Keogh will drive the development of Faststream’s established U.S. operations.
Faststream Appoints Bennell as Managing Director
Specialist maritime recruiter Faststream has appointed Martin Bennell as Managing Director. Bennell joined Faststream three years ago and will step up from Maritime Director to take full responsibility of Faststream’s US and EMEA businesses. Bennell is a seasoned recruitment professional having spent over 16 years in the sector including experience in leading high growth Oil & Gas and Maritime recruitment operations. He is a Fellow of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and regular participant in Maritime industry events.
When It Comes to Professional Recruitment: EXPERIENCE PAYS
It is official: Salaries for employees in the Maritime and Offshore sector in North America are steadily increasing. Whatever your trade, there’s a chance that employers will be willing to pay more for your services compared to last year, especially if you possess the right amount of experience. Research conducted by the Faststream Recruitment Group’s Fort Lauderdale office, based on data collected from placements in North America over the last two financial years, shows an average rise of 9.7% in salaries across the board.
Career Profile: Tamara Ellis, Director, Talent Acquisition – Carnival Cruise Line
In the maritime industry, there is probably no other oceangoing sector that has the need for such a diverse set of skill sets, multicultural input and customer driven employees than that required by today’s passenger cruise vessel industry. That’s where Tamara Ellis, Carnival Cruise Line’s Director of Talent Acquisition, comes in. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of shoreside talent acquisition for Carnival Cruise Lines and Carnival Corporation & plc. Specifically…
Maritime & Offshore Employment: Contractors, Coverage and Confusion
Faststream USA Managing Director Eric Peters defines the risks in hiring contract workers in today’s marine and offshore markets, and lays out the course to mitigating those headaches. Recruitment, insurance and peace of mind – all rolled into one neat package. It’s no secret that the marine and offshore worlds require comprehensive insurance coverage in the event of an accident or emergency; however, the complex laws associated with contract workers mean that some employers are unaware of exactly what is needed to ensure their employees are properly covered.
Faststream Awards Inaugural Leadership Scholarship
Faststream today named Chad Fuhrmann the recipient of its inaugural Scholarship for Leadership Excellence. The scholarship, valued at $9,500, will afford Fuhrmann the opportunity to attend a continuing education program hosted by Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute. Fuhrmann is the business director for the Americas at Maritime Assurance and Consulting, Ltd. (MAC), where he is responsible for all U.S. operations. He previously held leadership roles at DNV GL, GL Noble Denton, and Oceaneering International.
Shippers Must Reduce Costs, Boost Efficiency
So what’s keeping ship operators awake at night these days? Plenty, it seems. Sluggish recovery from a lingering worldwide recession, unsustainable debt loads, endemic overcapacity in most shipping trades, punishing freight rates, rising costs of fuel and regulatory compliance and a lingering sense that ships are not running as efficiently as they could. The last two topics – reducing fuel costs while complying with emission regulations and improving ship operating efficiency – will take center stage at SHIPPINGInsight 2014, scheduled for Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 in Stamford, Conn.
Faststream: Pay Rising Across the Waterfront
Faststream Employment Review reveals pay rises across maritime sector. The latest Faststream Maritime Employment Review shows that despite shipping industry woes, salaries across the sector continue to rise. Based on the responses of 4000 shipping professionals working in all the main shipping centres as well as seafaring officers worldwide, the survey by specialist maritime recruiter Faststream shows that half of the respondents reported a 5% + salary rise over the past 12 months. However, 30% of seafarers reported a decrease in their salary.
Faststream Opens New Perth Office
International maritime, oil & gas and mining industry recruiter Faststream opened its new Australian office in Perth today. The office will focus on filling positions for shipping companies, oil majors and mining companies active in the region. Headed by Ozan Cabadag, an Australian national with an in-depth knowledge of the Australian shipping markets, the office will give local employers access to skilled foreign workers. The move comes after the recent announcement by the Australian government that it will be streamlining the visa process for U.S.