Finding and keeping qualified personnel for the inland barging industry is increasingly difficult. A steady influx of qualified personnel is important for the future of the industry. But it’s not just the influx. It’s also about keeping the new employees onboard instead of them working ashore after a year or so. Only then are they able to gather experience, which improves the quality of the services you provide to your clients.
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.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a simulated environment where users are immersed in real-life experiences. The ability to hear and see are stimulated in such a way that the user thinks he or she is a element of the environment. VR has a lot of potential in the inland shipping industry.
It the shipping industry, safety has without question the highest priority. Working safely is primarily good for you and your employees. Less incidents means less casualties. In other words: there is less human suffering. Working safely is also beneficial for your organization. Your expenses of job-disabilities go down and you also have to spend less on fixing and repairing things.