Report: An insight into hybrid and remote working practices in maritime

Hybrid and remote working

The move to hybrid and remote working over the last couple of years now feels like a permanent one. So, we’re pleased to be able to share that our special report on hybrid and remote working has now been published by the Spinnaker Maritime HR Association.

The report is made up of data from members of the association, providing information that represents the working practices of maritime industry professionals in 22 countries.

The survey revealed that 86% of respondents have introduced some form of remote working post-pandemic. Of the respondents that have not yet adopted remote working arrangements, almost half (40%) are either open to the idea or looking to implement a policy in the near future.

The findings of the report show that the maritime industry is open to changing its working practices in line with employee preference. The almost total integration of hybrid/remote working into maritime shows that the industry is not immune to wider market trends post-pandemic, and that it is also willing to implement big changes to stay competitive.

Phil Parry, Chairman and co-founder of Spinnaker, commented on the report findings: “The employment market has vastly changed. Attracting and retaining talent has become harder post-pandemic – in part thanks to the Great Resignation.”

He adds: “In an increasingly competitive market to retain and recruit talent, salary is no longer enough to entice candidates to join a company – or to stay once they’ve come aboard. Embracing remote/hybrid working has become almost a necessity. On the positive side, it’s a great way to motivate staff, boost their wellbeing and to show they are trusted.”

The full report is available exclusively for participating members of the Maritime HR Association. Find out more about how you can access our reports and join the Association here.