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More than half of maritime employees looking for a new job

PortandTerminal.com, March 26, 2019

Maritime employees are anxious about their careers and more than half are actively looking for new jobs.

The 10th annual Maritime Employee Survey has surveyed individuals within the global shipping and maritime markets, in order to provide a detailed view of financial and motivational issues from an employee perspective.

The survey is carried out by Halcyon Recruitment and Coracle. This year’s survey saw 2,800 respondents take part over a two-month period early 2019. Halcyon Recruitment provides recruitment solutions for the maritime, shipping and energy sectors. Coracle is a British Edtech firm that provides a specialist B2B Virtual Learning Environment.

(There are) huge amounts of uncertainty for employees in a market already unsettled by slowing global growth, heightened political tensions and fragile economies.

Heidi Heseltine, CEO of Halcyon Recruitment

This year’s survey shows job security is now the most important aspect for job seekers when considering a career move in the maritime industry.

Key findings

Key findings of the survey can be summarized as follows:

  • 70% of participants feel their employer could do more to achieve a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • 25% of all respondents believe they have been discriminated against at work.
  • There is less confidence in the shipping jobs market and job security is now the most important aspect for job seekers when considering a career move.
  • The amount of survey participants receiving a bonus is similar to the last two years but a greater percentage of people are unhappy with the amount they received (although bonus amounts have not changed significantly).
  • The Asia Pacific region is still seen by the majority to offer the greatest opportunity for work but considerably less so than in previous years with Europe and the Middle East gaining considerable ground over previous years.
  • 54% of participants are looking actively for a new job and a further 41% are not looking but open to offers.

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