Four years ago Shiptalk set about finding out what it was really like to live and work at sea – we wanted seafarers voices to be heard ashore, and we are doing it again.
Over the coming months Shiptalk is conducting its series of "Life at Sea" surveys once again. We will be asking serving seafarers their views about the issues faced by our industry today.
The first of five surveys "Personnel Attraction & Retention", which asked seafarers why they chose to pursue a career at sea, is now available to purchase. The survey looked at the issues that make people choose their jobs, the things that make them stay and the problems that make them look elsewhere. The report contains some fascinating results.
The surveys in the series will include:
- Attraction/Retention – Choosing to Work at Sea
- Salary and Employment Benefits – Payment, Wages & Rewards
- Qualifications and Training – Learning & Experience
- Career Progression – Rising Through the Ranks
- Regulatory Effect – Governments, Laws & the Seafarer
Each survey will run for approximately two - three months, so there will be plenty of time for our 40,000 seafarers to give their views. The surveys are supported by 'The Sailors Society' and we hope that we can gain a real, honest view of what it means to be a seafarer today.
Once each survey has been completed the data will be analysed and reports from the information will be produced.
The survey report includes:
- The Key Findings book, providing a concise summary of the most important survey results.
- A comparison between the last survey in 2008 – what has changed in 4 years?
- The Full Report, containing the summary, key findings and details of the statistics behind the survey.
Each corporate package contains
- 5 printed survey report copies
- CD Rom containing
- survey data in spreadsheet format showing repsonses from all questions asked in figures and percentages
- 2 X cross tab query data files in spreadsheet format where questions have been analysed against others
There are 2 purchase options available for our 'Attraction & Retention' Survey Report, the Corporate Purchase option can be purchased on this page, for the single report purchase option please CLICK HERE
Make sure your opinion counts!
Shiptalk………. ”reading you loud and clear”
The Shiptalk Recruitment Life At Sea series of surveys have been designed to obtain up-to-date perspectives on the issues that most concern modern seafarers and to find out what serving seafarers think about their lives at sea. This survey, the first in a series of five to take place, focuses on attraction and retention - what attracts people to a career at sea and what keeps them in a career at sea?
The "Life At Sea" surveys have been designed to obtain up-to-date perspectives on the issues that most concern modern seafarers, and contains vital intelligence for ship operators, legislators, manning agencies, academics, training establishments and anyone concerned with real-life contemporary conditions at sea. The findings make compelling reading for anyone looking to attract, retain or manage people at sea today, showing vividly how active seafarers view their trade and provides essential information for anyone contemplating a sea-going career.
ii List of tables and charts
iii How can you access and use this survey?
2 Respondent Nationalities
3 Respondent Age
4 Respondent Gender
4 Age respondent first went to sea
5 Respondent Rank
5 Respondent Department
6 Type of Vessel
7 Current Flag
8 Trading Patterns of Current Vessel
9 Reasons for choosing job at sea
10 Learning about employment opportunities at sea
11 Method of applying for first job at sea
12 Ship preference at start of career
13 Deciding on job type at start of year
14 Pre-sea Training Costs
15 Life and Work Expectations
16 Relationship & Lifestyle
17 First went to sea
18 Reasons for staying at sea
19 Most important factors of seafaring
20 Employment benefits recieved from employer
21 Employment benefits most wanted by employee
22 Existing onboard crew facilities
23 Most important onboard crew facilities
24 Most important joining issues
25 Crew retention
26 The worst aspects of a career at sea
27 Intention of staying at sea
Piracy and Vessel Protection:
28 Piracy Attack Experiences
29 Piracy attack Locations
29 Piracy Threat Job Retention
30 Piracy putting people off sea
30 Shipping company vessel protection
31 Operating to the guidance within Best Management Practices
31 Use of armed guard on vessels
32 Importance that private security companies are regulated
32 Effective fighting piracy methods