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TrustID help support compliance for ADVANCE

 Lots of businesses talk about compliance but at ADVANCE, a leading provider of employment, contractor and freelancer solutions, compliance is the core of everything they do, including during the on-boarding of over 40,000 contractors and freelancers.  The organisation regularly run internal quality audits to ensure their ongoing compliance and in 2017, as part of one...

Our view of fraudulent identity documents in 2018

If you follow our blog, you’ll know that at TrustID, we’re really keen on gathering and analysing data around document checks, including trends across different industries and fraudulent document types. With another year of data captured, in this blog, we summarise our annual findings for 2018 and compare them with trends from 2017. In 2018,...

Overcoming 7 challenges of Right to Work checks

If you employ people in the UK, you are probably aware of the legal requirement to check that all potential and existing employees, regardless of their nationality, are eligible to work through Right to Work checks.  Most businesses have a process built into their recruitment policies, often a manual check involving a visual inspection and...

Document verification systems – 5 reasons why they’re best for finding fake identity documents

The scale of identity fraud is shocking and shows no sign of slowing. Criminal networks are becoming increasingly sophisticated to the point that even security experts can’t rely on traditional visual methods of detection, such as magnifying glasses and ultra violet light sources. Since most public and private institutions don’t employ a resident Identity Fraud Expert, the best way...

Why do we need to do pre-employment immigration checks on UK or EU recruits?

As you probably know, every employer has a legal duty to prevent illegal working and is required to undertake pre-employment immigration checks on all staff they wish to employ to ensure that they have the right to work in the UK. But if your recruits claim to be British or EU nations, do you really...

Why introduce electronic identity document checks if you don’t have to?

We work with two main types of business: those that have to introduce some form of identity validation technology – due to enforced compliance requirements – and those who choose to introduce it – perhaps because they are worried about making checks in the face of high staff turnover or fall into a ‘high-risk’ sector. No matter which pool...

Home Office Guidance on Identity Document Validation Technology (IDVT)

In March 2018, the Home Office published guidance for employers on ‘Identity Document Validation Technology’ (IDVT).  At TrustID, we’re proud to have been part of the consultation period which helped to shape this guidance, alongside scanner manufacturers, other leading IDVT suppliers and representatives from the Police and UK Immigration team. We’ve spoken on this blog...

Helping recruitment businesses improve Right to Work compliance with identity document checks.

A growing number of recruitment businesses rely on TrustID identity checking services to help them improve compliance and introduce a consistent, reliable and quick on-boarding process for new candidates. We caught up with the team at Anderselite recently who have introduced TrustID Cloud to all their recruitment consultants to allow them to check identity documents from anywhere…...

Smarter identity checks to satisfy ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) requirements

Let’s say you work in a ‘B2C’ finance environment, such as a Pawnbroker, and a smart young man walks into your premises, wanting to do business with you. You’ve never met him before but he’s presentable, professional and seems like a nice chap. Don’t be fooled! It’s critical to satisfy yourself that he is who...

Making ID checks for compliance in Umbrella companies

According to analysis in 2017, the number of self-employed workers in the UK has increased by 23 per cent in the past decade.  As a result, hundreds of thousands of workers now use umbrella companies to act as their employer, dealing with their payroll, taxation and invoice administration, either through referral by a recruitment agency...

4 steps to sensitively deal with fake identity documents

Whilst there’s a lot of information available about how to check identity documents for Right to Work compliance (read our blog on top tips to avoid illegal working), there’s little guidance about what action to take when a document fails your checks. Handling counterfeit or fraudulent documents can be nerve-wracking, so our guest blogger, Abbie Pullman,...

Putting the trust back into business with ID verification

Trust is the foundation on which the personal and business relationships that underpin success are built. It helps to create strong, open relationships within organisations, with customers, with suppliers, and within the wider business ecosystem. Consistent identity checks can help to build and maintain that trusting relationship. If you’re an HR professional with responsibility for...

ID scanning system thwarts fraud attempt

Fluent Money, the UK’s largest secured loan distributor, recently thwarted an attempt by a fraudster to obtain a loan using a fake driving licence thanks to electronic ID verification. In this month’s blog, we talk to Tim Wheeldon, COO, and Stuart Almond, Group Compliance Director at Fluent Money about why they introduced ID scanning technology...

5 ways that a document verification system could help your recruitment agency

In an industry that’s all about people, it’s critical that you know that a candidate is who they say they are. Most recruitment businesses will have a process in place for making identity checks, but a manual process can be time-consuming and inconsistent. Read on to find out how an ID scanning system could benefit your recruitment business....

Document expertise – from Border Force to TrustID: an interview with Christie Lewis

In this blog, I interview Christie Lewis, who has recently joined the TrustID client services team from UK Border Force, bringing extensive document expertise and experience with her. Christie talks about life checking documents at the border, explores the topic of fake identity documents and explains more about her role in the TrustID team… Q: Tell us about your background...

Making Right to Work checks easier in Facilities Management

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...

5 reasons why identity document checks are an essential part of the pre-employment process

If you work in HR, you will know that there is an ever increasing enforcement of Right to Work legislation, putting more pressure on employers to check potential employee’s right to work in the UK. But checking whether someone has a legal right to work in the UK should only be undertaken once a potential employee’s...

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