Employee retention of female seafarers. A study for Greenpeace International
Björk, Karin (2020)
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Increased recruitment of female seafarers by shipping companies and maritime universities are essential to improve gender balance in the maritime industry. However, focusing on recruitment will remain insufficient if voluntary employee turnover is high. More attention should therefore be given to the retention of female seafarers in order to sufficiently increase their participation in the seafaring labour market. This research was conducted as a project for Greenpeace International’s crew management department; the Crew Unit. The research explores internal and external factors behind the voluntary turnover of female seafarers working for Greenpeace International and analyses how the female seafaring career could be supported and hence prolonged.