When the pandemic threw industries into chaos early in 2020, it took a while to find equilibrium in the new normal. As things evolved into this year, companies had to make significant changes quickly. When we look toward 2022, now is the perfect time to take stock of how to make the year more productive. Here are some tips to plan effectively to have a great 2022.
Invest in Technology
Technologies such as digitization, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence are the future of the maritime industry. Investing in this technology isn’t just a way to make your next year successful; it’s a way to ensure that you are competitive as we move forward.
Upskill Your Team
Along with increased digitization, it’s crucial to upskill your team. Upskilling is the ability to train current employees in more advanced roles or to use new technology within your shipyard. It enhances employee retention and will make you an essential fixture in the industry.
Focus on Hiring and Onboarding
For hiring in 2022, it’s essential to focus on hiring right and onboarding effectively. Working with a staffing agency that specializes in shipyard placements can give you an advantage in the marketplace. It’s also important to ensure that your team has a good onboarding program, including training, safety orientation, and an introduction to the company culture.
Revamp Your Safety Plan
Safety is always vital in a shipyard environment, but now is the perfect time to take a closer look at it. If there are improvements, implement those changes and review your training. You’ll want to maintain a good safety policy regarding COVID-19, even if most of your work is conducted outdoors.
Improve Employee Retention
2022 will be a year for employee retention. With The Great Resignation sweeping the nation, many people are leaving jobs for other career paths, so ensuring that your employees are satisfied and feel fulfilled will be a critical factor in success. Focus on the ways you can engage your team throughout their careers.
Are you ready to make 2022 a great new year? Contact your partners at Hutco to see how we can help you reach your goals next year.