5 Keys to attracting top commercial shipping talent

Hiring commercial shipping talent?

If you are looking to attract the best you need to know what motivates them

Here are some factors to keep in mind:

Competitive remuneration: Top commercial talent have options. To attract them, you need to offer a salary and performance-based bonus that reflects their ability.

The tools to be successful: Top performers want to be the best at what they do. That means having access to the technology, assets, and funding to capture opportunity.

Strong company culture: Collaboration, open communication, and mutual respect are key. Top commercial performers want to work in an environment where they can thrive and make meaningful contributions.

Opportunity for impact: Top talent want to make a difference. They want to use their particular set of skills and network to take your company to the next level.

Reputation and stability: Any career move is a risk assessment. Top commercial performers combine sales, analytical, and risk management skills. Your company’s reputation and stability matter.

So, what’s the most important factor when it comes to attracting top commercial talent? In my experience, it’s company culture. A positive and supportive work environment, team and management can make so much difference.

If you want to hire the best possible commercial shipping talent, start by focusing on these key factors.


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