ACREW and Meridian Join Forces to Elevate The Industry’s Crew Hiring Process

ACREW, the global leader in industry networking, marketing and market intelligence, and Meridian, a software as a service (SaaS) company that quickly connects yacht crew to available jobs in the industry, are announcing their partnership. The partnership will see Meridian power the ACREW platform in the next step of its development to provide more job opportunities to crew members and to better support the hiring needs of yachts and yachting recruiters.

The partnership will offer ACREW crew and vessel members the chance to browse available positions and apply for jobs that match their skills and experience. Through the partnership with Meridian, the portal will be enhanced with the latest technology, making it faster and easier for crew members to find suitable positions and apply for them online and through text messaging.

Meridian offers two new products that reimagine the crew hiring process. Employers can use DirectHire to post a job that is immediately sent out to thousands of available crew, or they can use RecruiterCloud, where their job is sent to the most recognizable recruiters around the world where they all work together on the employers behalf to put forward their best candidates.

At the same time, recruiters will benefit from access to an expanded pool of talented and qualified crew members. Utilizing the Meridian platform allows recruiters to identify the most suitable candidates for their positions to streamline the application and hiring process.

“We are excited to partner with Meridian as it allows us to provide even more opportunities for our network of over 15,000 Captains and Crew,” said Onno Ebbens, ACREW’s Managing Director. “This partnership reflects our commitment to supporting the career development of superyacht captains and crew and to constantly help improve our industry.”

Meridian’s CEO, Garry Kyle, said, “There hasn’t been much innovation in the crew hiring process in over 15 years, until now with our product suite. Our partnership with ACREW allows us to combine our strengths to effectively and efficiently deliver our innovative crew hiring products to the superyacht industry.”

The ACREW and Meridian partnership is set to transform the crew hiring landscape for the yachting industry, providing crew members with more job opportunities and yachts and yachting recruiters with a better way to find the best talent for their vessels.

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