NEWS - Marine Industry Partnership set to simplify Staff Recruitment
The country's respective state boating industry associations have formalised a strategic partnership with Watercrew, a marine industry recruitment specialist.
"Marine businesses are frustrated with the expense and time wasted finding suitable employees and constantly training new staff. There are also so many people out there who would love to get into the industry but simply don’t know how. Watercrew has been developed to address these issues and simplify the arduous task of staff recruitment," said Josh Harrington, managing director of Watercrew.
Despite the overwhelming number of resources available with to respect to career information and job search, no-one to date has focussed purely on the marine industry. Currently there is a shortage of easily accessible information for potential marine industry employees to find out what types of jobs are available in the industry and exactly what qualifications are required to attain these jobs. There is also an obvious missing link in providing a service to help people find employment in the industry once qualified.
Using Marine Queensland’s industry knowledge and Watercrew’s expertise in the areas of recruitment and training, it is now possible to provide a solution to these missing links and assist new entrants move easily into the industry and work towards attaining their desired job.
Another key focus area will be on promoting the marine industry as a career option of choice. "We need to be promoting the marine industry as a long-term career choice rather than a short lived holiday style job," said Don Jones, Marine Queensland general manager.
Current economic conditions and constant reports of a reducing industry workforce are key issues that need to be addressed when recruiting the next generation of marine industry employees.
Watercrew has developed a marine specific online skills matching system which gives employers the confidence that they are advertising their positions vacant direct to a data base of marine interested and qualified candidates.
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