STOCKPORT, UK - 26 May 2020

Volcanic, the global leader in recruitment websites, together with parent company, The Access Group, provides much needed support to start-up agencies with compelling offer. Their combined software, Access Accelerator, is a ready-to-go CRM and website designed specifically to help start-ups look their best and get set up for success. 

This comes at a time when market conditions have forced the recruitment industry to make redundancies, prompting many ambitious recruiters to set up on their own. Having witnessed a surge of new start-ups following the 2007 global financial crisis, it is anticipated that 2020 will bring another wave. In March alone nearly 800 new recruitment businesses were registered with Companies House, an early indicator of a trend set to continue. Given the affordability of the new offering, it will give a much-needed boost to the industry.

Start-ups that launch during a downturn are often said to be more resilient than those who started in a more positive economic time. As Schroeder wrote for Forbesif you look back over other recessions in our economy, great companies have been born. The pandemic will spawn some amazing start-ups.

However, historically new recruitment agencies struggle, with only 20% making it to a headcount beyond 10, and 40% failing altogether. The challenges for many start-ups are in coping with the administrative burden of managing a recruitment engine; CRM management, complying with regulations, creating a website that attracts enough quality candidates and provides credibility. These tasks often fall to consultants who should be in front of clients and candidates – building relationships, adding value and earning fees.

Now, with Access Accelerator, which combines a powerful recruitment CRM with a Volcanic website built for candidate attraction and conversion and that handles GDPR, recruiters can be assured that they have the right tools for success. A single contract and one affordable monthly direct debit payment, in addition to the benefits of SaaS, make it an attractive proposition.

“In line with our mission to keep the recruitment industry thriving, we want to provide as much support as possible to help start-ups succeed” says Paul Vogel, Managing Director, Access Recruitment. He continues: “selecting the right tech is paramount so you don’t waste time moving to another platform as your business starts to scale. Your systems need to be easy-to-use and deliver maximum results, whilst covering compliance.”

Implementing and learning how to use software takes time that start-ups don’t have. The start-up recruitment package is super friendly for time-poor owners who can be up and running in days.

To give new agencies an extra boost as the market recovers from Covid-19, there is a special offer with remote onboarding and set up for free until the end of July 2020. For those considering, or in early stages of launching their new agency, the Ultimate Start-up Recruitment Agency Toolkit is packed full of practical advice and top tips.

About Volcanic

Volcanic is the global leader in recruitment websites accelerating candidate attraction and engagement. We create beautiful websites powered by our fully secure SaaS platform that is integrated with market-leading CRMs and multi-posters for better efficiencies. Our platform has been designed exclusively for recruiters to amplify their online presence through a world-class content management system, GoogleForJobs optimised job posting, SEO monitoring tools, compliant candidate portals and an advanced reporting suite. This year over 7 million candidates will be delivered to recruitment websites via Volcanic’s SaaS platform, at a rate of 20,000 a day. Serving 6 of the UK’s top 10 recruitment companies, and 25% of the top 100, Volcanic is an Access Group company.

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About Access Recruitment

Access helps agencies to simplify the everyday running of their recruitment business to fuel efficiency and productivity, control costs and enable growth.

By bringing together best-of-breed products onto one centralised platform we take care of everything from candidate attraction to cash collection. This connected and collaborative way of working brings together every department within your recruitment business – giving you the freedom to focus on clients and candidates.

Founded in 1989, The Access Group has an enterprise valuation of over £1billion and employs more than 2,600 staff.