5 Tips to Manage an Overtly Arrogant Employee

By Kristen Wakulchuk / July 30, 2019

Most managers can share this experience; you have an employee in your shipyard who believes they know all the answers.

Do You Have the Right Skills to Work in a Shipyard?

By Kristen Wakulchuk / July 26, 2019

Have you thought about working within a shipyard environment? There are a lot of potential jobs within a shipyard, but you need to bring specific skills to the table.

Should You Be Making Physical Ability Testing Part of Pre-Employment?

By Kristen Wakulchuk / July 23, 2019

Work in a shipyard is difficult. It’s often a lot of heavy work in a hot and unforgiving environment.

How Engaged Are You With Your Job?

By Kristen Wakulchuk / July 19, 2019

Burnout is real, and it affects people in all kinds of jobs, including at a shipyard. How engaged do you feel with your job right now? Do you think there are things you would rather be doing? Do you slack off in your work because you’re just not feeling it? Or are you interested in learning new …

Does an Apprenticeship Fit Into My Career Path?

By Kristen Wakulchuk / July 12, 2019

What do you want to do in your shipyard career? If you’re just starting out, you may be getting a feel for the various roles and things you can do within a shipyard environment.

Are You Listening to Your Employees’ Concerns?

By Kristen Wakulchuk / July 9, 2019

Do you listen to your employees when they bring up concerns in your shipyard? Some managers choose to dismiss their team when concerns are mentioned, but this can be a fatal mistake.

3 Tips on How to Handle Being Overstaffed

By Kristen Wakulchuk / July 5, 2019

Having too many people on the job sounds like the opposite of a problem, but it can be as big an issue to be overstaffed as it is to be understaffed.

Stuck in a Rut? Here’s What to Do

By Kristen Wakulchuk / July 2, 2019

Your shipyard career is not static. Like any other aspect of your life, if you find that something isn’t working for you, it’s time to change.

5 Most Important Benefits to Offer When Hiring

By Kristen Wakulchuk / June 30, 2019

It’s important to provide a competitive pay rate for employees in your shipyard. But there are also benefits you should be offering to keep top talent.

Should You Be Wearing Contacts While Welding?

By Kristen Wakulchuk / June 26, 2019

Anyone who wears contacts understands the challenges of poor vision. But is it safe to wear your contacts while welding? In many cases, there are jobs that can’t be done when you wear contacts and it’s preferable to wear glasses, safety glasses or goggles.