Access Group partners with GBGroup to provide integrated pre-employment checking service

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Colchester UK, 1 July 2014 – Mid-market business software company Access Group has entered a strategic partnership with GBGroup (GBG) to provide a pre-employment checking service as part of its HR and candidate management solution, SelectHR.

Through seamless integration with SelectHR, KnowYourPeople (KYP) will allow clients to easily access the online checking service. Assisting organisations to make intelligent hiring decisions, HR professionals will be able to better manage the risks involved in recruitment, ensuring they employ the right people, in the right roles, as quickly as possible. 

Tim Bennett, Manager – Partnerships & Strategic Alliances, for Access Group, commented, “Working in partnership with GBG, our clients will be able to conduct pre-employment checks as part of their existing HR process, leveraging their Access solution. This will not only help to improve operational efficiency, but also enhance compliance and reduce the costs associated with manual paper-based screening processes.”

Through KYP, organisations are able to check the identity of individuals, including bank account verification and validation checks, basic criminal record checks, driving licence checks, as well as to check for PEP, sanctions, enforcements and document image validation to support the right-to-work process.

Lee Hughes, Major Accounts and Channel Director for GBG commented, “GBGroup want to make it easier for organisations to do business. Streamlining processes and increasing operational efficiencies are at the core of all our offerings. KnowYourPeople combines driving licence and criminal record checks, with identity and document checks, which enable an organisation to not only comply with industry regulations but also reduce operational cost and prevent fraud.

“The added benefit of KYP is that an employer is able to carry out different types of checks using the same online system, thus reducing the time it takes to carry out a check. By integrating our services with HR software providers like Access, we’re providing clients with even greater efficiency and enabling them to leverage their existing HR systems to conduct employee vetting.”

Access Group’s HR solutions provide a complete end-to-end system for organisations of all sizes. In addition to the KYP service, Access recently unveiled a major new release of SelectHR offering enhanced talent management to provide a 3D view of the workforce, the first fully configurable mobile solution as well as onboarding for continual engagement with new recruits.

“Our focus is on supporting our clients to work as efficiently as possible and we believe KYP will be invaluable to them. By partnering with GBG, we can help support organisations even further in their recruitment processes,” concluded Tim.

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About GBGroup (GBG)

The most profitable and successful organisations recognise the value of understanding the individual identity of their customers and employees. GBG combines this concept of identity with technology to create an environment of trust, so that organisations can employ people and connect, communicate and transact with consumers, safely and responsibly.

We call this Identity Intelligence.

GBG's Identity Intelligence solutions include:

Register & Verify
 - International software and services for quick and accurate customer registration; and the verification of identities of individuals & businesses remotely.

Cleanse & Engage - Innovative software and services which provide accurate and up-to-date identity information to deliver improved intelligent customer contact strategies.
Employ & Comply - Thorough background checks through online verification and authentication of individuals enabling organisations to safeguard, recruit and engage with confidence.
Trace & Investigate - Leading software and services which provide the most accurate and up-to-date picture of the UK's population, properties and businesses to quickly locate, investigate and contact the right individual, first time.

About Access Group:

Access is a leading author of integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 5,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight.

Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements.

Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2014.

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Accreditations and memberships:

  • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
  • Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs


  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies 2014
  • Inclusion in The London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain
  • The Innovation Award finalist at the National Business Awards 2013
  • Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2013
  • ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2013
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)

Media information:

Helen Carpenter

Senior PR Consultant
Access Group
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Working in partnership with GBG, our clients will be able to conduct pre-employment checks as part of their existing HR process, leveraging their Access solution. This will not only help to improve operational efficiency, but also enhance compliance and reduce the costs associated with manual paper-based screening processes.
Tim Bennett, Manager – Partnerships & Strategic Alliances, for Access Group