Crew injury, illness and death
26 April, 2023
If asked what factors you think would ensure good staff retention in any organisation, you may cite salary, bonus, benefits and career prospects as playing a significant role in keeping people on board. You might also point to a positive workplace environment free of harassment or bullying, opportunities for training and skills development, or the importance of an employer whose corporate and social values are aligned with those of their employees, as being important in keeping staff engaged and loyal.
By contrast, how an organisation deals with staff injury, illness or death may not be the first thing that springs to mind when discussing employee retention. And yet, in environments such as a superyacht where captains, engineers, stews and chefs spend weeks working and living together, the way in which worse case scenarios are dealt with can have a huge impact on crew morale and ultimately, on retention.
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Crew Illness, injury and death