Enterprise Recruitment&People

We chose RDB because of its global presence and for the reliability that comes from dealing with a leading provider. Other options lacked the flexibility and configurability that we found with RDB. It was one of the only solutions in the market where we could see the full functionality in their demonstration product, which gave us the confidence to commit. The flexibility of RDB allows it to be customised to suit businesses of all sizes and we are a great example of that.
The implementation and training was first rate and we delivered the project on time and pretty much on budget. As with most companies we have had technology projects that have become headaches and exceeded costs: RDB implementation has surpassed our speed and implementation expectations.
All of that is irrelevant if our consultants can’t see how it is helping them do their job. In that regard, all our staff were excited before go live and have been huge fans since. One of our project goals was to declutter the recruitment process and give our consultants time back and RDBnow has delivered on all fronts.

Ian McPherson – COO at Enterprise Recruitment & People

RDB ProNet is as powerful now as when it was sold to us. I like the fact that it is so customisable to suit our way of working. It is great as it doubles as a document control centre as well, so we could standardise and improve on our current documents and streamline what we send out to clients. Feedback from consultants since going live with the system is that it has already made a big difference to their lives.

Kym Volp – Innovation Manager at Evolve Scientific Recruitment

Evolve Scientific Recruitment
Protocol Education

RDB ProNet was the biggest IT project that Randstad have ever undertaken… we’ve had fantastic feedback… First Choice have been first class.

Cliff Smith – Director at Randstad

Our trainer was friendly, patient and understanding to our needs. She delivered an excellent training session which has helped myself and the team utilise RDB so that we are now able to work smarter rather than harder.

Stacey Higgs – Locum Team Leader at Specsavers Recruitment Services

Protocol Education

We chose RDB ProNet because of its functionality – its searching capability is exceptional, the positive feedback we received from other users before we made our investment decision, and the personal service we received from First Choice staff which gave us confidence that the implementation would occur within our time frame and budget.” Protocol is the largest independent recruitment company in the Education sector.

Stephen Lawrence – CEO at Protocol Education

Practicus required a recruitment system that was flexible enough to adapt to our internal business processes but would also integrate with our existing IT systems. RDB ProNet ticked both of those boxes and more. Since its implementation we have found that our productivity has improved. We have found First Choice Software to be very attentive to our requirements and are able to react very quickly when we have needed anything.

Jason Luckhurst – Director at Practicus

The Shackleton Group

RDB is the most intuitive and effective system on the market and it is backed by unparalleled support and service. Given our location, that is particularly impressive! RDB has been critical in terms of enabling us to consistently deliver a superior service to candidates and clients, effectively. It is not just a support to our business, it is a springboard.

Adrienne Youngman – CEO at The Shackleton Group

Throughout my career I have used a number of different recruitment software packages and I would whole heartedly recommend RDB ProNet. Not only does the database have a fantastic diary, the client canvassing and applicant contact management functions are excellent! In addition, the support we receive is extremely professional and they have a real understanding of exactly what our business needs. The whole organisation from the initial enquiry through to calls with the Support team we have found everyone at First Choice Software very friendly and helpful. I would recommend RDB ProNet to any company that is looking for a new recruitment package.

Stephen Bowler – Director at Puro Search

Accountancy Action

I chose First Choice Software after a demonstration as it seemed to be very straight forward and offered me all the facilities that I had requested. My decision was also based on a promise of good after sales care and support and in this respect too I have not been disappointed. The Support team have been helpful, friendly and have often gone beyond the call of duty to help me. I am most grateful to all at First Choice Software for helping me with my business at such a crucial stage.

Marc Kirsch – Director at Accountancy Action

First Choice Software have a developed a product in RDB Pro Net that has everything a business needs to deliver effective recruitment solutions. From its easy to use interface and advanced searching functions to its ability to customize to fit the exacts needs of our business. Value for money and return on investment is essential in today’s business world and RDB delivers just that. Whether you are actively looking to upgrade your recruitment CRM systems or not, RDB is product that must be looked at.

Patrick Bell – Director at Genesis Associates

Adam Appointments

First Choice are providing a phenomenal offer for start-ups like myself. For any new agency keeping costs down is always an important factor, so finding an absolutely free software package that offered all the essential features I needed was fantastic!

Lucy Adam – Managing Director at Adam Appointments

Throughout my career I’ve used pretty much all the recruitment software available in the market and found RDB Pro to be the best. I’ve used many software packages and found RDB Pro to be the most functional, easy to use, and backed by the most friendly and responsive team. There is a warm feeling to the company, which has enabled us to form a fantastic relationship – I don’t feel like just another customer, I actually look forward to speaking with them! The great benefit of RDB Pro is its simplicity. I’ve used some very arduous packages where you get can lost in detail and have to input data to the enth degree. Plus, unlike other suppliers, First Choice Software is unique in that it does not penalise small agencies for only having one user, it’s such good value for money. Because the self-help tool is excellent, I hardly ever have to call the support team, but on the rare occasion I have, they have always been very helpful and efficient in answering my query.

Katie Pexton – IT Director at Consulte


Quite simply, like the majority of recruitment consultancies, we are not technical! We wanted a reliable system that would be easy to use, would simplify our lives and not create unnecessary work. Previously when we had interviewed a candidate and not had a suitable vacancy for them for several weeks or months, their details would have been filed manually. The system has saved us an inordinate amount of time, it is hassle free and I regard it as a very good investment and one that will provide a quick pay-back.

Justin Kent – Managing Director at Fabric Recruitment

We have been using RDB Pro and RDB ProNet for the past 10 years and continue to find the First Choice products a real aid to our business. The software saves us time in all aspects of the job and the continuing development ensures that we stay future proof which is essential given the fast pace of the recruitment market.

Antony Meek – Director at Robertson Sumner

Robertson Sumner
Marketing Moves

We’re very happy with RDB ProNet, chosen for it’s excellent search facility. Ongoing customer service and support has been first class.

Melvin Day – Director at Marketing Moves

Talentarc have been using RDB ProNet since our inception and it has proven to be an invaluable tool in assisting our growth. In choosing a product we looked at all the main competitors, several of whom our Directors had prior experience of working with and RDB came out on top across a number of metrics. However the best element of the product is the associated service / help and ongoing development which ensures that RDB ProNet is easy to work with and highly effective. A great product provided by a business that understands customer service!

Simon Samuel – Managing Director at Talentarc


I just wanted to pass my sincere thanks to everyone at First Choice for firstly being so supportive with helping us in a complex transition to Pro NET with an absolute minimum of problems and more importantly for producing a fantastic piece of software that we are already seeing significant benefits from purchasing. When TechNET were evaluating all of the major Recruitment software products on the market it was a very big decision for us as an agency but I can assure any companies considering ProNet / First Choice that we haven’t regretted our decision at any stage of the process and are extremely satisfied with the final product.

Curtis Bailey – Business Development Director at Technet-it

We’ve been using RDB ProNet and First Choice since 1999. We’ve found that it adds real value to our IT Recruitment Consultancy and if ever issues arise the support team are quick to respond and resolve with superb efficiency. The intuitive RDB ProNet software really helps us analyse the data and allows us to focus on delivering a first class service from candidates and clients to invoicing. I am positive that we will be using this software for many more years to come!

Kanu Avasthy – Marketing Manager at TSR Select

Whites and Silver


I really enjoyed the RDB training over the last two days. I learned so much about some features that I didn’t know about like the Contract Job Manager and Contract Manager! This should really save some time as I have been running separate spreadsheets for availability and bookings for the last three years. Also, the trainer was absolutely fantastic. Very patient and thorough.

Treva Bailey – Director at Whites & Silver