How to Motivate Your Workforce When Morale is Low

By Kristen Wakulchuk / September 6, 2019

Not everyone can have a great day all the time. Bad days happen, the main concern is when they happen more than good days.

4 Reasons Why a Trades Career May Be Right for You

By Kristen Wakulchuk / September 4, 2019

Do you think a trades career might be right for you? There are a lot of reasons why today’s skilled trades are desirable career paths, including working within a shipyard.

How to Better Integrate Your Contract Employees

By Kristen Wakulchuk / August 29, 2019

Working with an expert to help you staff your shipyard makes a lot of sense. But have you considered the impact on the temporary staff that comes into your marine environment? Managers don’t often consider the importance of employee onboarding for someone who is a contractor and not intended to be on permanent staff.

What Are the Qualifications to Be a Skilled Welder?

By Kristen Wakulchuk / August 27, 2019

So, you want to be a welder in a shipyard? What do you need to bring to the table to be considered a qualified and skilled welder a company would want to hire? While you will have some education and practical experience under your belt, what else are most shipyards looking for to help them hire …

Qualities to Look for in a Skilled Rigger

By Kristen Wakulchuk / August 24, 2019

Riggers in shipyards are skilled individuals who require precise experience to be able to do the job.

Ways for Women to Excel in the Maritime Industry

By Kristen Wakulchuk / August 22, 2019

Let’s get this out of the way first: Women can do anything and everything within a shipyard. And the maritime industry needs more women in roles from the shipbuilding floor to the highest levels of management.

Guide to Becoming a More Effective Leader

By Kristen Wakulchuk / August 20, 2019

What is the difference between a boss, a supervisor or a manger? All of these are leadership roles and it takes skill, perseverance, and talent to be effective.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Welding Job

By Kristen Wakulchuk / August 16, 2019

Welding, especially in a shipyard, is an essential skill and those willing to become proficient are able to find great opportunities in the industry.

4 Reasons Why Background Checks Are so Important

By Kristen Wakulchuk / August 9, 2019

How do you know you’re hiring the right people for your shipyard? Do you run background checks on all your employees? With more tools than ever before available to employers, it’s a good idea to evaluate what works for you and how to use them to hire top talent.

How to Stay Safe in the Shipyard From Summer Heat

By Kristen Wakulchuk / August 5, 2019

Summer heat is nothing to joke about. When you don’t have the luxury of air conditioning in your shipyard, it can feel even more brutal.