12 Mar 2024
by The Access Group

Access Screening partners with Konfir to accelerate onboarding of new hires with instant employment verification

The Access Group, one of the leading providers of business management software for small and mid-sized organisations in the UK, Ireland, USA and Asia Pacific, has today announced a new partnership with Konfir, to deliver faster and more accurate employment verification for 100% of UK workers.

Traditionally, organisations have relied on undertaking reference checks to confirm a candidate's employment history as part of the background screening process. Often the time to screen new hires has taken longer than needed and subsequently delayed the onboarding of new talent, leaving job roles open for longer than necessary and impacting workers’ earnings.

In order to expedite the process, employers have sometimes turned to workarounds such as accepting candidate-provided documentation for verification. This introduces more administration for candidates and employers, alongside the risks of insecurely oversharing personal data and potential fraud due to the provision of inaccurate or fabricated information.

To address these issues and strike a balance between speed, data security, and minimising data collection, employers can now instantly verify a candidate's employment history in Access Screening, including identifying any gaps in employment. Access Screening, now with Konfir's technology embedded within their platform, is able to achieve 85%+ candidate conversion rate and halve the time it takes to screen candidates.

This integrated functionality aggregates data from various candidate permission-driven sources, including payroll, banking or HMRC in a GDPR-compliant manner, offering an efficient solution to minimise turnaround time for every request.

Employers have the flexibility within Access Screening to select between instant employment verification checks and more comprehensive reference checks, depending on the risk level, legislation and role requirements.

Product Director, Access Screening, Motiur Rahman, expressed excitement about bringing this enhanced functionality within Access Screening to market, stating, “Instant employment verification checks represent a leap forward in ensuring accuracy and compliance in the hiring process. By delivering real-time employment verification, we empower businesses to make faster and more confident hiring decisions. They thereby reduce back-office administration costs, achieve the highest levels of security standards, and diminish the amount of error and fraud that can come from traditional employment verification methods."

Tom McAuliffe, Head of Product at Konfir, added: “This partnership is not just about speeding up the screening process; it's about helping people get into work quicker, supporting employers to fill positions more efficiently, and accelerating time to revenue for recruiters. By embedding Konfir within Access Screening, we are extending these advantages to hundreds of organisations and many more candidates across the UK.”

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About The Access Group 

The Access Group is one of the largest UK-headquartered providers of business management software to small and mid-sized organisations in the UK, Ireland, USA and Asia Pacific. It helps more than 100,000 customers across commercial and non-profit sectors become more productive and efficient. Its innovative cloud solutions transform how business software is used, giving every employee the freedom to do more of what’s important to them. Founded in 1991, The Access Group employs approximately 6,800 people.


About Konfir

Konfir securely removes the administrative burden companies face when completing employment and income verifications. Its aim is to accelerate all corners of the modern UK economy; for those switching jobs, to those renting a property, or obtaining any type of credit. Konfir is focused on protecting consumers, by ensuring transparent and secure access to their own employment and income records. They’re all about helping UK-based workers get approvals faster while controlling the flow of their data and are used by leading organisations around the country. To find out more about Konfir, head to: https://www.konfir.com