As a Facilities Management Company, supplying cleaning, security or catering contracts, you know that you must make checks on your employees to ensure that they have the Right to Work in the UK. But if your team are spread across different sites, working for different customers, you’ll also know that making visual checks and filing copy documents can be a time-consuming challenge.
But getting ID checks right is crucial – to protect your business from expensive illegal working penalties, to ensure security at customer sites and to preserve and enhance your company’s reputation. What’s more, the Home Office have highlighted the cleaning sector, along with construction and care, as one which they are particularly targeting as part of their clamp down on illegal working.
2. An electronic ID check gives you confidence and helps you spot fake documents more easily
The vast majority of those seeking employment will be legal, but some of the applicants you see may be committing identity offences, such as obtaining falsified, altered or out of date passports or other forged documents, to convince you of their right to work in the UK. With candidates likely to present many types of ID documents from all over the world, spotting fake documents by eye can be a difficult process and maintaining staff training to be document experts isn’t easy.
Cleanbrite, who introduced TrustID Mobile Apps to support their Right to Work checks told us: “Our Head Office team were well trained and pretty sharp at examining ID documents, but it was no easy task to identify rogue documents and the Border Agency weren’t always able to get back to us quickly. Now, we get a decision on the ID at a click of a button. What’s more, if the team have any concerns, they can send documents to the TrustID helpdesk who are always quick to give them further advice.”
3. Advertising your electronic checks can give you a competitive advantage
In a competitive business environment, any Facilities Management business that can demonstrate a thorough and consistent validation and on-boarding process has a strong commercial advantage. As Bradley Reames, Managing Director at Peartree Cleaning Services explained to us: “Employee validation is still one of the key conversations with any client. Validation technology is a no-brainer to give our client peace of mind that we follow the proper processes and can offer the very best service.”
Using electronic checks also helps our FM customers to respond more quickly to new contracts or expansion of existing customer requirements as they are able to get new recruits up and running within hours, even if recruitment is done on site.
Tony Machin, CEO
Our CEO since 2013 has led our business through a program of significant upgrades in technology and services and has huge experience helping businesses introduce the right processes for identity document checks.
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