Austal USA names Kristin Parsons VP human resources

Austal USA has named Kristin Parsons as its vice president human resources. In this role, Parsons is responsible for the overall development and implementation of company-wide human resources policies, programs and services.

Parsons is an employment attorney with over twenty years of experience working with human resources management and executive teams to provide strategic, practical, and solutions-oriented employment counseling. Parsons previously served as Austal USA’s associate general...

208 Heather Enness, Master Mariner

Parenthood at sea

According to the IMO, 2% of seafarers are women at sea. I wonder what the percentage of Mummies at sea is!? Like 0.01%!!?! Less!!?!

A post on LinkedIn sparked my curiosity. Heather Enness, Master Mariner and mother of three, posted the above. Young people I meet in the maritime industry get questions about if they don’t want to have a family since they are going to work at sea. I knew I just had to speak with Heather and find out if that is a hurdle nowadays, to be a parent and...

Employment alert – Living with Covid – what does this mean for employers?

Employment alert

Living with Covid – what does this mean for employers?

Following the publishing of the government’s latest Covid-19 response, ‘Living with Covid-19’, on 21 February, updated guidance from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has been provided and applied in England since 1 April. In this article, which is an update of our March article “Living with Covid – what does this mean for employers?”, we look at how the updated guidance impacts on employers and some of the options open...

Webinar: MBA Essay Writing Workshop

Join us for this interactive webinar to get all the insider tips on how to write an outstanding essay for your MBA application. 

The MBA essay is a crucial part of your application and is your chance to show us your personal and professional brand. At this webinar, you will hear from our Admissions Manager and a graduate of the Copenhagen MBA how to highlight your unique skills and experience to make your essay stand out from the crowd. 

This event will be hosted by the Copenhagen MBA  Admissions...

DP World protest against P&O sackings

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch

Maritime union RMT will be joining protesters outside the Dubai owned company HQ on Thursday 21 April at 5pm.

Organised by the International Transport Federation in London outside the offices of DP World, 16 Palace Street London SW1E 5JQ, RMT activists will be keeping up their “Fair Ferries campaign” and calling for the re-instatement of all 800 sacked seafarers.

ITF inspectors who were scheduled to investigate welfare issues at the Port of Dover earlier this week...

Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry supports seafarers impacted by Ukraine crisis by facilitating the opening of bank accounts

Vassilios Demetriades, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister – Credit: Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry

CYPRUS, 20th April 2022: The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has collaborated with the financial institutions in Cyprus to facilitate the opening of bank accounts for seafarers affected by the war in Ukraine.
The Seafarer Workforce Report, published in 2021 by BIMCO and ICS, reports that combined, Ukrainian and Russian seafarers represent 14.5% of the global workforce. As more Russian banks are...

Celebrating the best of the best in health, safety and wellbeing

Leading health, safety and wellbeing champions from around the world have been shortlisted for British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards 2022.

Hundreds of health, safety and wellbeing experts will once again gather in London on 24 June 2022 at an event to celebrate this year’s winners and find out which of them will take away the ultimate category awards.

After a two-year break caused by the Covid pandemic, the International Safety Awards 2022 will take place at the prestigious...

In challenging times crew comms are critical for all ships, large or small

Nabil Ben Soussia, Group CCO, President Asia, Middle East and CIS, for IEC Telecom

Crew communications are widely accepted as an important element of seafarer welfare provision and vessel operators are now prioritising onboard systems to enable crew to keep in touch with home. The crisis in Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic have highlighted the vital need for internet access and contact with home, while seafarer surveys regularly identify connectivity as a key factor in onboard happiness,...

Michel M. Liès to succeed Denis Duverne as Chair of the Insurance Development Forum’s Steering Committee

Michel M. Liès

London, 19th April, 2022: The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Michel M. Liès as its next Steering Committee Chair with effect from 19th April 2022. The IDF is a public / private partnership led by the insurance industry and whose members include the United Nations, World Bank and other international organisations.

Michel M. Liès, who is Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) and Deputy Chair of the IDF Steering Committee, will...

GAC Qatar named Great Place to Work

Malavan Subramaniam, Regional Client Relationship Manager of Great Place to Work® Middle East, awarded the certificate to Henrik Althen, Managing Director of GAC Qatar, and Hristina Georgieva, HR & Administration Manager of GAC Qatar.

First GAC local company to be certified as an employer of choice for its excellent leadership and work culture

Doha, Qatar, 19 April 2022 – GAC Qatar has been recognised as one of Qatar’s best workplaces by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust,...

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