Automation, soft skills and CSR are said to be three key focus areas for industry’s workforce, as shipping accelerates its path towards the smart era and a more sustainable future. Notably, automation will incur a fundamental transformation in the way seafarers work, replacing partly the human element and having an impact on the skills operators will be looking for.
Many people find it easier to focus on what it is wrong in their life instead of envisaging a better future. This is because problems are real, causing an unpleasant situation; however maintaining an optimistic outlook enables everyone to expect that good days are coming.
Leadership is one of the most critical components to overall effectiveness, either the effectiveness regards the safety of a ship at sea or the overall efficiency of a company on shore. But what exactly is leadership and what makes a proper leader? And which leadership model is effective when it comes to today’s complex environment?
Resilience may be defined as the ability to bounce back from a negative experience with “competent functioning”; in other words to become strong, healthy or successful again after a failure. The approach allows a person to recover from adversity and engage in life with hope and humor despite devastating losses on his/her path.
Psychological well-being is about both feeling good and functioning well by developing our mind and body in order to have a sense of purpose for our existence. When we feel good about ourselves, we automatically have positive prospects about life as well as positive relations with others. In its latest report on mental health, ISWAN provides helpful advice on how seafarers can have a better life onboard.
Heidi Heseltine, Co-Founder of the Diversity Study Group, introduces us the objectives of this new organization which is first to champion diversity and inclusion within maritime industry. The employment landscape is dynamic, and thus we need to embrace a new way of thinking to develop diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Cruise ship giant Carnival Corporation announced a partnership with the University of West Florida (UWF), through its CSMART Academy, to enhance the company’s fleet-wide environmental officer training program with the launch of a new environmental training course.
Amid a growing interest across the maritime to boost its diversity and performance, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have launched a questionnaire in a bid to understand how the issue of diversity and inclusion is perceived in the shipping industry.
According to Allianz, by as early as 2025, as much as 75% of the global workforce could be millennials, bringing a whole new set of demands and expectations on the modern workplace. What is most important, is the fact that they will also bring new digital skills and tech savviness that will be critical to transforming business.
The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) establishes a new task force with the goal of boosting the number of skilled people working in the UK’s offshore wind field. The task force is called ‘Investment in Talent Group’.
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