Skills management is providing insight into and developing of knowledge and skills of the crew. This makes an organization more than equipped for the challenges of today and tomorrow. Skills management is not a goal in itself. It’s a means to connect the functioning of people with the goals of a company.
Why skills management?
The inland shipping sector is strongly subjected to continuous change. From different angles, such as governments and customers, new conditions are imposed in the field of safety and quality. This also occurs in the field of crew development. Many companies select and develop their crew on an ‘ad hoc’ basis. If these activities are deployed systematically, based on personal needs, the revenue of the investment is more clear. Providing insight into growth opportunities motivates people.
- You will gain insight into the investments in personal development.
- You can reward people more easily.
- You can motivate people more effectively.
Is skills management cost effective?
Skills management can be implemented at different levels, depending on how far a company wishes to go. A good start is drawing up job desciptions and making an inventory of required certifications. A company can choose to do the work by itself or to work together with an external partner.
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