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CrewPass and YPI join forces

CrewPass and YPI CREW join forces

YPI CREW is a leading international yacht crew agency with extensive industry knowledge and outstanding proficiency in superyacht recruitment.

CrewPass is an award-nominated software solution for Identity, background checking and qualification verification.  With a shared goal of creating a safer environment for yachting individuals, yacht crew, employers and clients, YPI CREW has embedded CrewPass within their registration process.  The collaboration raises awareness of CrewPass’ shared aim to make the yachting industry more secure by assisting YPI CREW in seeing which crew members have passed a comprehensive criminal record and qualification verification checks before placing crew onboard.

Crew members who are CrewPass Approved can validate their status through YPI CREW’s sign-up process, which will update their profile, allowing potential employers to know if they have passed our checks. Not CrewPass Approved? Crew members can also subscribe to CrewPass by simply completing our checks through the YPI CREW sign up process.

Working alongside market leaders such as YPI CREW, CrewPass’ Approved accreditation is setting new standards in superyacht recruitment. If you wish to further your yachting career log on to www.ypicrew.com and subscribe to CrewPass today.

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CrewPass is fully integrated on Yacrew’s website

CrewPass is now fully integrated on Yacrew.com – Jobs on Yachts!
Yacrew hosts thousands of superyacht jobs on their website: www.yacrew.com
CrewPass is excited to announce that CrewPass Approved crew will have the CP (CrewPass) logo on their profile on Yacrew’s crew search. This allows crew to promote that they have passed a comprehensive criminal background check as well as an ID check.
Employers can see the status of a CrewPass crew member on Yacrew’s crew search, allowing them to see if they are Approved (passed the checks), Pending (waiting for results to come back) or if they have been declined.
This integration is a highly beneficial, time-saving tool as well as a great opportunity to give employers insight into a crew member’s suitability.
If you wish to further your career, become CrewPass Approved and apply for jobs on Yacrew’s website!

If you already have a Yacrew account and a CrewPass account use this link to update your profile:

Don't forget to follow Yacrew's social media to keep up to date with new job positions:

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Partner Announcement: The OM

Today we are so excited to share a new working partnership between CrewPass and THE OM joining together to promote our shared aims to make the industry not only a safer place for crew, but also support CrewPass approved members in their professional careers.

Emma Baggett who is the driving force behind THE OM -“For me, partnerships have to have integrity, and represent a shared understanding and goal, through my work developing education and training and particularly through my role as a crew mentor, I speak to crew at all levels within the industry every day; so gaining their trust and buy into my advice and support is incredibly important to me. I have been so impressed by the CrewPass concept, which values the importance of background checking not just for the owner’s safety and onboard experience, but also for its impact on the vessel and the crew dynamic.”

THE OM has a commitment to developing pathways and solutions to support crew to achieve success within their professional careers; whilst working with the industry to adopt new strategies toward an innovative, sustainable and equitable future. Crew are an essential factor in the success of the industry; however, they do not always get valued and retained in the way they deserve, CrewPass has already made an impact by working with crew agents and vessels globally to help superyacht professionals stand out from the crowd when seeking employment and gain the trust of their employer once employed.

 “This is an incredibly important time for the industry when finally there has been the realisation that the future sustainability and growth of the sector is not just about technical and ecological solutions. I passionately believe that crew should be valued as the vital human capital, the beating heart of the industry, and supporting them to train, learn and grow throughout their careers is an equally impactful investment.”   -The OM

The OM delivers a range of valuable services that aim to advance your yachting career from developing and promoting Sustainable Maritime Development distance learning degrees for superyacht crew, to offering professional crew career and business mentoring, collaborating with crew to further their professional development and plan for their future life beyond yachting. If you are interested in any of The OM’s services please contact The OM on the contact page! 

To find out more about THE OM, visit their website http://the-om.co.uk


The Importance of Background Checks

Pre-employment screening is a common practice in most industries. Hiring the most suitable candidate provides peace of mind for employers and saves a lot of money in the long run. To ensure you find the best candidate, conducting background checks can provide valuable information, making the decisions more straightforward. Most checks look at a person’s criminal history, education, credit report, employment history, and reference checks. However, background checks are carried out differently depending on the country.

Although in most areas, the yachting industry is very secure and prestigious, background checks are more optional depending on the yacht owners, captains or agency’s preferences. Most of the checks that get carried out before employment in the yachting industry are just reference checks. Reference checks verify a candidate’s work habits, dependability and social skills. Simple reference checks are not sufficient to fully comprehend a candidate’s suitability. Furthermore, they are not extensive enough to regard the crew member’s life before yachting.

CrewPass’ detailed background checks aim not to vilify crew members but to avoid any potential safety or criminal risks onboard. Superyachts can be considered an extension of their home for yacht owners, and it is a place where they can bring their friends and family. Not only do crew members have the responsibility of human safety, but many priceless items are placed onboard. This is why reference checks do not suffice! CrewPass has created a subscription that spreads the cost of our enhanced criminal record checks. Our checks are carried out internationally, meaning no matter where a crew member lives, we can conduct their checks. 

According to Investopedia (2022), First Advantage (FA) is the overall best background checking sites for 2022. 

First Advantage is the best overall background check site because results are quick, and it offers international background checks. The company manually reaches out to candidates if they need additional information, so you don’t have to contact them yourself. FA’s background checks typically come back very quickly, but that timing can be longer depending on the country or county. First Advantage is CrewPass’ main background checking provider allowing us to give our customers one of the literal best background checking service on the market.

However, CrewPass much more than a simple background checking company. We offer a variety of services that benefits everyone in the industry. Our Superyacht Crew Management Software allows vessels and crew to keep track and manage daily operations onboard. This app includes a digitalised crew list, in & out board, watch rotas, private/group chats, sea time calendar, rest hours reporting, document storage, and more to be announced soon!

For just £9.99 p/m (2-year term) crew can get one of the most comprehensive global criminal background checks on the market, ID verification, CrewPass Approved accreditation and status updates on the app. If an agency or a vessel wishes to verify their crew and get checks conducted on crew members, they can pay a one-off fee of £200 per crew member. If you wish to conduct checks on your crew, please contact us!

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