This comes at a time when market conditions have forced the recruitment industry to make considerable redundancies, prompting many ambitious recruiters to set up on their own. Given the affordability of the new offering it is exactly what start-ups have been calling for to give a much-needed boost to the industry.
Recent events have regrettably led to numerous layoffs in recruitment, with great talent being let go. But for many, this has been a positive catalyst for change and motivation to start up their own business.
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.
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 Forbes “if 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 admin 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’s Accelerator package, which combines a powerful recruitment CRM with a website built for candidate attraction and conversion and that handles GDPR, recruiters can be assured that they have the right tools for success. All from one provider, with one contract and one affordable monthly direct debit payment in addition to the benefits of SaaS.
“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 from Access is super friendly for time-poor owners who can be up and running in days, essential for recruiters who need to easily accelerate with minimal constraints on their time or bottom line.
To give new agencies an extra boost as the market recovers from Covid-19, Access Recruitment is extending a special offer with remote onboarding and set up for free until the end of July. To take advantage of the special offer, get in touch with the Access Recruitment team.
For those considering, or in early stages of launching their new agency, Access’ Ultimate Start-up Recruitment Agency Toolkit is packed full of practical advice and top tips.
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.
Volcanic, an Access company, is the global leader in recruitment websites accelerating candidate attraction and engagement.
About The Access Group
The Access Group has been recognised in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 in 2019 and is a leading provider of business software to mid-sized UK organisations. It helps more than 35,000 customers across commercial and not-for-profit sectors become more productive and efficient. Its innovative Access Workspace cloud platform transforms the way business software is used, giving every employee the freedom to do more.
Founded in 1989, The Access Group has an enterprise valuation of over £1billion and employs more than 2,600 staff.