Man Overboard? How to make the most of your human assets
Access to seafarers with relevant skill sets is a growing challenge and one that is likely to intensify in the short term when the offshore industry recovers from the current downturn. Large numbers of experienced senior seagoing personnel have either left the business or are approaching retirement and many who remain lack some of the specialist expertise required in the offshore energy and workboat trades. How can we turn this around?
This ‘Ask the Expert’ session will look at the following:
- Safety and availability of skilled crew in the current market – is it acceptable? What extra measures need to be taken now and going forward in view of the fact that the supply of well-trained seagoing personnel will come under increasing pressure when the market picks up?
- The drop in day rates and its effect on service levels – how to attract and retain a skilled workforce, particularly in a rising market
- How advancing technology and improved connectivity can transform the lives of seafarers, not only by keeping them in regular touch with friends and family but also providing access to news, current affairs, sport and continuous professional development, mentoring online?
- How a more enlightened approach to human resource requirements and management will play a vital role in meeting demand for highly motivated and experienced seafarers when the workboat sector picks up again
MODERATOR: Captain Michael P. Elwert, Group Chief Executive Officer, Elektrans Group
What are Power 60's
These are targeted sessions aimed at problem solving for the offshore marine and workboat industry.
Power 60's: Business Updates - Ask the Expert
This series of sessions will give you an opportunity to listen to experts in their respective fields of manning, finance and legislation. These will then be followed by Q&A with the speakers. This is YOUR opportunity to share your experiences, discuss what problems you've been facing, and work together to find solutions with your peers.