About Access Recruitment

Access provides software to help recruitment businesses with everything from candidate attraction to cash collection.

By bringing together best in class products we can improve productivity and efficiency across your entire agency. This connected and collaborative way of working brings together every department within your business – giving you the freedom to spend more time with candidates and clients.

As the Access Recruitment division has grown we have welcomed new products and expertise into the Access family.

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Key milestones in our journey

August 2015: Building the recruitment division with the acquisition of First Choice Software

March 2017: Safe Computing acquisition completes

July 2018: Access Workspace for recruiters launches

October 2018: Access launches cloud-based recruitment CRM

October 2018: Acquisition of Microdec fuels significant expansion of Access Recruitment division

March 2019: Volcanic acquisition enhances the Access candidate to cash strategy

May 2019: Access RDB is now known as Access Recruitment CRM

August 2015: Building the recruitment division with the acquisition of First Choice Software

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Our acquisition of First Choice Software - specialist provider of recruitment software - represented a significant opportunity to broaden Access’s footprint in the staffing market.

Founded 20 years earlier, First Choice Software’s flagship recruitment CRM, RDB ProNet, used by some of the country’s leading agencies, including Randstad, Impellam Group and Pertemps Network, alongside ongoing service and support.

Access embraced the offering, enhancing functionality and rapidly growing the client base to a broader range of recruitment businesses. From temporary to permanent and contractors all agencies can find greater efficiency and productivity within their business.

March 2017: Safe Computing acquisition completes

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With revenues of £18 million in 2016 and around 500 customers, Safe added significantly to Access’s existing recruitment sector capabilities, bolstering the client base to over 40% of the UK’s top 500 agencies and 75% of the top 20 agencies.

With its market-leading Pay and Bill product; Tempest (now known as Access Pay and Bill) and a number of well-known clients including Adecco and Alexander Mann, the addition of Safe was considered a game-changer for Access.

Safe’s newest product, a SaaS Employee Screening platform (now known as Access Screening), which offers companies peace of mind, efficiency and compliance management around the onboarding of new staff was also seen as a significant opportunity for all Access customers, beyond.

July 2018: Access Workspace for recruiters launches

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Access Workspace supports our mission to help recruitment agencies with everything from candidate attraction to cash collection.

The solution extends well beyond traditional sales system capabilities and into agency operations and inter-department connectivity.

October 2018: Access launches cloud-based recruitment CRM

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Birmingham’s Recruitment Agency Expo in October 2018 marked the launch of a new redesigned version of Access RDB, our flagship recruitment CRM.

With superior functionality, a more initiative interface, personalised dashboards and smart analytics. The new cloud-based recruitment CRM aimed to address the challenge of productivity and efficiency to give recruitment consultants time back to focus on clients, candidates and business growth. 

With an emphasis on connected working, the new platform is delivered through Access Workspace – which will enable integrations to Access’s full suite of recruitment and business products.

October 2018: Acquisition of Microdec fuels significant expansion of Access Recruitment division

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Microdec, software supplier with over 35 years’ experience and 550 customers, including some of the world’s leading recruitment brands, was welcomed into Access.

Following this third acquisition in the recruitment market, we now support over 25,000 users and are in a position to deliver the most comprehensive solution to the market. This enables automation of business processes from candidate attraction through to cash collection for recruitment agencies of all sizes.

March 2019: Volcanic acquisition enhances the Access candidate to cash strategy

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The acquisition of Volcanic, the leading provider of SaaS-based website and marketing technology platforms for the recruitment sector, demonstrated further commitment to Access' mission to drive innovation within the recruitment software sector.

Volcanic supports over 600 customers across three continents including market-leading brands and naturally extends Access’ product offering. It also reinforces our position as the UK’s leading recruitment software provider offering everything from candidate attraction to cash collection.

May 2019: Access RDB is now known as Access Recruitment CRM

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In a drive to make it easier for customers to understand what our products do by naming these in a useful and functionally descriptive way, our newest version of Access RDB is know as Access Recruitment CRM.  

Access Recruitment CRM, together with Access Screening, Access Pay and Bill and Access Financials, and more recently – Volcanic, collectively form our Candidate to Cash product suite. Designed to help recruitment professionals improve efficiency and productivity across every aspect of their business operations.

25,000+ 

Software users rely on Access Recruitment software to run their business.

200+

Top UK agencies use Access Recruitment software.

14,000,000+

Payroll transactions processed for recruitment businesses every year.

See how our range of products can help your recruitment business 

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