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VIP Yacht Crew now integrated with CrewPass

VIP Yacht Crew are now the latest company to integrate our services onto their platform. This one, however, is a very unique one indeed…

This new integration will combine both our resources to provide a talent pool that is background checked and assessed psychologically.

Understanding The Candidate.

VIP Yacht Crew’s approach to hiring practices is very endearing. They are dedicated to finding the perfect yacht crew for their clients, and their methods do speak for themselves. With a focus on providing crew that works well in a harmonious environment, they have created a bespoke process to understand how a candidate operates as a human being. Now, a very basic process like this is used in job interviews across many different industries.

But not like this.

VIP Yacht Crew was founded by Karine Rayson and Giovanni Napoli, both experienced seafarers with a deep understanding of the yachting industry and its practices. What sets them apart from normal recruitment founders are the other feathers that they have in their sailor caps. Karine is an accredited profile assessor, thanks to her background in counselling – psychology and organisational psychology. Giovanni is a mental health advocate and the founder of the Happy Crew App. This pairing forms the ingredients for the hiring formula the VIP Yacht Crew uses to find the best candidates. Through a mixture of interviews and relationship development between recruiter and talent, this interesting exercise of understanding human behaviour allows VIP Yacht Crew to handpick the best crew that comes their way when it comes to vessels looking to fill the ship’s ranks.

Increased crew retention and their interpersonal dynamics are top of the menu here, and we at CrewPass are ready to help to ensure that the recruitment process is smooth sailing for the end-user, from the application process to boarding the yacht.

CrewPass' Role in this Process

Background checks and profiling are two sides of the same coin. The methods that VIP Yacht Crew use to find talent are very good at spotting behaviours that would cause great concern for the rest of the crew. But being extra careful with candidates is always the best way to go, especially when some bad actors slip through the cracks, who not only are a negative presence onboard but could also potentially create a serious security risk. Because of this, CrewPass will provide extra support to VIP Yacht Crew in their vetting process by integrating our own bespoke background-checking service to help facilitate the shortlisting process. By getting CrewPass Approved on VIP Yacht Crew, it shows them that the candidate has passed all the criminal and background checks, allowing the VIP team to focus on developing further their vetting process to operate with the knowledge that the candidate is legitimate in their credentials.

"Well-being of the crew is something very important to me"

The well-being of crew is very paramount in the eyes of both VIP Yacht Crew and CrewPass, and Conrad is ready to see what the future hold for this partnership.

“Being former crew myself, the well-being of crew is something very important to me,” he explained, “I have first-hand experience in what it is like when the dynamic is off amongst the crew, and I have seen people leave yachting behind them due to the bad experiences that they have had. Yachting should be a positive experience for everyone. Myself and the rest of the CrewPass team advocate for mental health and well-being in the yachting industry and we fully support the methods that VIP Yacht Crew use to support these issues.”

Whilst I have absolutely no doubt that VIP Yacht Crew will identify candidates that are not fit for the role, our background checking services would most certainly help streamline this process, as a background check would provide a good baseline for the shortlisting process as not being truthful about your credentials is not only a good indicator about what kind of individual the candidate is but will also ensure the safety of everybody onboard by eliminating the possibility of criminal behaviour.”

What VIP Yacht Crew do is truly fascinating. As demand continues to grow for more rigid background checks in the yachting industry, it’s incredible to get into a partnership with an agency with such a unique way in how they operate. This writer would certainly love an opportunity to pick the brains of the founders in the future about their methods, and all of us at CrewPass cannot wait to see what the future will bring as the partnership further develops.

Sign up for VIP Yacht Crew by filling out the form here.

If you haven’t yet, get CrewPass Approved today by clicking here.

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Yotspot and CrewPass Announces Partnership

Today, CrewPass are extremely excited to announce a new integration partnership with Yotspot. Yotspot has now added a background check section enabling, all crew to show they have been background checked and approved by CrewPass. 

This is an amazing opportunity for us and Yotspot as with this new integration, they can expand on the service that they provide in recruitment. By streamlining its verification processes, they can achieve this with the help of CrewPass.

About Yotspot

Yotspot is a yachting job board with a reputation for being the leading job board in the yachting industry. With over 98,257 professionals on the platform, and over 15000 jobs posted, they have a proven track record of delivering an exemplary service. Founded by two former yachties, Daryl James Bradley and Steve Crawford, their vision of what they were going to achieve in recruiting after past experience in the yachting industry has got Yotspot where it is today. Yotspot is looking to further streamline its verification services, and with CrewPass, the plans are finally coming into motion.

We are always seeking to improve the standards of safety and compliance during the recruitment process, across our platform and the industry as a whole” a representive said in a statement. “Digitalising this is a natural decision for us. So partnering with the CrewPass service to offer integration within our platform will hopefully improve compliance operations for employers and crew alike.” 

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"I couldn't be happier working with Yotspot"

Managing Director of CrewPass, Conrad Empson, gives his thoughts on the new partnership, by saying

“CrewPass was designed to give every crew member easy access to obtaining a full global background check. Our integration with Yotspot gives every crew member the opportunity to showcase that to an employer every time they apply for a job. 

Our mission is to create a safer industry for all crew, owners and their families. Yotspot gives everyone access to the crew willing to put themselves through these checks.  

I couldn’t be happier to be working with Yotspot and providing our users with another place to showcase their Approved status.”

The integration

With the integration, jobseekers who have set up a profile on Yotspot will now see a background section on their account. In the section, prospective crew will have the option to link their CrewPass account using a button. When everything is verified, profiles will display a CrewPass-approved checkmark against their profiles. With this checkmark, crew profiles will be sorted on employers’ searches as a top priority. This will help them stand out amongst the results that employers will go through.

Background checking has been considered a lengthy process, not being at the forefront of people’s minds. It can impede on employment times for employers and cause delays. CrewPass helps with this as all this is done before the employment process to check for authenticity to ensure that security is .  The services that CrewPass offers include criminal background checks, ID verification and certification validity. This results in an approved certification lasting two years. Prices start at £9.99 per month for this accreditation through CrewPass. Yotspot remains still as a free service for job seekers.

Vessels looking to background check their crew and pay for CrewPass for them will be charged £199 as a one off fee. Employers can order these checks directly through Yotspot when they shortlist candidates, if they don’t already have CrewPass. 

For the latest opening that Yotspot offers, click here. Looking to get CrewPass approved? Click here to start the process today.

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CrewPass Partnered with Your Seasonal Staff

With more and more recruitment agencies shifting focus onto comprehensive background checks, we at CrewPass are happy to announce a new partnership.

We have partnered with Your Seasonal Staff!

This is yet another exciting partnership which will see Your Seasonal Staff (YSS) apply the CrewPass next-generation integration to their service. Integrating CrewPass’ comprehensive background check will allow YSS to build upon the fantastic service they provide job seekers, ensuring that suitable candidates will get more exposure when applying for a job.

"We feel that the partnership with CrewPass is an obvious choice."

Managing Director of YSS, Zoe Jackson, is happy with the partnership. She explained why the integration of CrewPass’ services was the right choice for YSS moving forward.

“As an agency, we provide recruitment services for land-based positions in private households and finding crew for Mega Yachts.  It is vital that we deliver the highest level of due diligence as part of the recruitment and placement process and ensure that all document verification and reference checking is completed on each individual candidate. Whilst historically we have kept due diligence ‘in house’, we feel that the partnership with CrewPass is an obvious choice… We can be 100% confident that with CrewPass we are delivering the highest level of candidate background and security validation. We are excited to begin our journey with them.”

Our Managing Director shares this sentiment also. 

I couldn’t be happier to see another agency recognise the necessary need by supporting our checks as a standard procedure for their placements.

Your Seasonal Staff run an exceptional operation and I’m looking forward to working with Your Seasonal Staff.”

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Zoe Jackson is also Managing Director of Shire & Wold, with Your Seasonal Staff being an offshoot of the company.

About Your Seasonal Staff

Your Seasonal Staff are a recruitment website that provides job listings for off-shore and on-shore opportunities. Built upon a framework of experience in both maritime management and recruitment practises, YSS offers a wide array of listings in the EU, USA and the UAE. Whether you want to get a job on a superyacht or work in domestic staffing, YSS have those career paths covered. They pride themselves in being the go-to recruitment agency for listings in the above regions. This is why we are very pleased that they are looking to us to help streamline their background checking services, so they can allocate more resources to further expand their platform.

How to use CrewPass on Your Seasonal Staff

With CrewPass now being used with Your Seasonal Staff, job seekers can now inform YSS about being CrewPass Approved. Being CrewPass Approved allows employers to see that you have tangible proof of who you are and the comprehensive background check that CrewPass will conduct will be shared with employers who receive your applications. This will provide the confidence needed for employers when they are shortlisting candidates.

Visit Your Seasonal Staff for the latest job listings they are currently advertising.

Get CrewPass Approved today by clicking here.


CrewPass Announces Integration with Meridian°

Exciting news from CrewPass today! They have announced that they are partnering with Meridian° to integrate their digital employment passport onto Meridian°’s platform. This one-of-a-kind process is yet to be seen in the yacht crew recruitment sector. The integration of CrewPass will streamline the verification process, providing the best background checks for potential employers. This fantastic pairing continues the growth of both CrewPass and Meridian°, as they continue to make waves in the yachting industry.

“As the leading job platform for yacht crew worldwide, Meridian° recognizes the importance of conducting background checks,” said John Lee, Director of Operations for Meridian°. “We believe it is one of the most important steps vessels can take to ensure the safety and security of the owners, guests, and fellow crew. As such, Meridian° stands fully in support of CrewPass and its mission. We are proud to be one of the first major partners to promote and encourage the adoption of background checks throughout the yachting industry.”

About Meridian°

Meridian° are the fastest crew-hiring platform for yachts and yachting industry recruiters. They have a vast portfolio of partnerships with agencies working in recruiting in the yachting industry. These include companies such as Quay Crew, Sovren Crew and Wilson Hallingson Recruitment. Meridian° is an extremely helpful resource for job seekers. These include looking at job listings, event dates and training days, providing the best tools for prospective crew and employers alike.

How the integration works

With the new integration with Meridian°, jobseekers are able to connect their CrewPass account by clicking the CrewPass button on their Meridian° profile. When everything is verified, profiles will display a CrewPass-approved checkmark. With this checkmark, crew profiles will be sorted on employers’ searches as a top priority, helping them stand out amongst the results that employers will go through. This will be a fantastic benefit to both crew and employers, as Meridian° and CrewPass seek to make the recruitment process even safer and easier.


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A ‘first of it kind’ integration in yachting recruitment

What makes this integration with Meridian° so exciting is that this is a first in the industry. Managing Director of CrewPass, Conrad Empson, commented on this new partnership.

We have seen a dramatic increase in the requirement for background checks since our launch. So our Partnership with Meridian gives employers an entirely new way to recruit crew. Our mission for CrewPass has always been to provide the best security when it comes to crew employment. We highly value the safety of yacht crews and their clients. Our first-of-its-kind integration with Meridian gives employers instant knowledge that all crew has been vetted using our digital employment passport systems.”

CrewPass hopes this will set a new standard in the yachting industry. Awareness around employment vetting continues to grow with each passing year. The services that CrewPass offer include criminal background checks, ID verification and certification validity of individuals. This will result in an approved certification lasting two years. CrewPass hopes to continue its growth within the yachting employment industry. New integrations and partnership opportunities are being explored as the year progresses.

The integration is now live for Meridian° users. Visit Meridian’s website for job listings. For more information about CrewPass or to sign up, click here.