Business management software provider The Access Group has acquired Diversely, an inclusive recruitment solution that aims to transform diversity for staffing firms globally through data and analytics. 

It will be integrated into Access Recruitment, a division of the Access Group, which supports agencies from startups through to large enterprise players with recruitment operating system Vincere, website Volcanic plus pay and bill technology FastTrack360. 

Diversely enables staffing firms to remove bias helping them to win new business, stay compliant and attract a wider candidate pool whilst differentiating their brand from competitors.

Set up in 2020 by Helen McGuire and Hayley Bakker, it tracks eight elements of diversity and represents a landmark move in the DE&I space, with Diversely being the first technology platform of its kind to be acquired by a larger technology group.  

“Our acquisition of the award-winning Diversely suite enables our recruitment agency customers to address their clients’ DE&I needs like never before,” said Christian Fleck, managing director of Access Recruitment.

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“DE&I is one of the mega-trends of our generation, and the power of Diversely’s data and analytics embedded in Access Recruitment’s Volcanic website and CRM platforms including Vincere will allow recruitment agencies to deliver an inclusive candidate journey, increase client satisfaction and win more business.”  

McGuire, CEO of Diversely, added: “The vision for a solution that struck at the heart of biases in hiring and to solve a lack of workplace diversity was first conceived over eight years ago.

“Since coming together as co-founders in 2020, Hayley and I have worked relentlessly with our talented teams to create, educate on and grow an effective, efficient, data-driven way to ensure inclusive hiring practices are a part of day-to-day processes for recruitment organisations. 

“We could not be more thrilled about Diversely’s new home within The Access Group, which will ensure that our mission to have this next-generation technology in the hands of as many hiring professionals as possible is delivered at a speed and scale that we could only have dreamed of three years ago.”

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