When hiring new personnel it is desirable, seen from a business point of view, that seafarers and shore based staff become familiar with the company, their job, and colleagues within the shortest time possible. This will enhance productivity, retention and personal well-being. A properly planned induction programme ensures that newcomers are ‘fit for purpose’ in a quick, efficient and structured manner. The Green-Jakobsen
’s induction package consist of a self-study part and a pre-joining seminar part, where the newcomer will receive information about the company, their values, philosophy, and principles, and where mutual expectations will be clarified. After that an on board familiarisation programme will ensure a personal, rank-specific and perhaps a more informal introduction. All these activities will be recorded in the competency management system. This company specific approach allows the client to go beyond STCW requirements.