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Author: Tony Machin

Identity checks for DBS – Digital identity validation vs face-to-face identity checks

Tony Machin

March 12, 2024

As a certified IDSP, we’re asked lots of questions by employers about what the choice between Digital / remote and face-to-face identity checks really means within the DBS application process. In this blog, we explore 3 of the key differences between the 2 validation methods.

Fines increase for businesses and landlords who knowingly support illegal migrants

Tony Machin

January 25, 2024

Under the latest government plans, the level of civil penalties for employers and landlords have been tripled. The new penalty schemes come into force in February 2024.

Trends in Fraudulent Identity Documents in 2023

Tony Machin

January 15, 2024

At TrustID, we constantly monitor and record the number and type of fake identity documents we detect across different industries. Take a look at our 2023 analysis to learn about the type of documents and sectors are most at risk from illegal applicants.

Identity checks helping to fight fraud in a tough economic climate

Tony Machin

September 12, 2023

Embedding ID validation technology into the KYC processes helps high-risk customers to protect both their business and their reputation for providing an excellent customer onboarding experience.

Digital Right to Work checks – a guide for employers

Tony Machin

June 23, 2023

From 6th April 2022, the Government updated Right to Work guidance and launched a digital Right to Work Scheme to further facilitate online Right to Work (RtW) checks. The digital Scheme allows employers to remotely verify the identity of people with applicable documents using an Identity Service Provider (IDSP). But, what choices does an employer now have for RtW checks?

How can technology help with Right to Work checks on all of your applicants?

Tony Machin

May 4, 2023

Right to Work (RtW) checks remain a crucial aspect of any organisation’s compliance process. At the recent HR Technologies show, I shared my thoughts on how Identity Document Validation Technology (IDVT) can help, no matter how you make Right to Work checks.

Faster Right to Work checks to secure the best talent

Tony Machin

March 19, 2023

Most employers clearly understand the importance of securing candidates who have the Right to Work in the UK. However, in our recent survey, only 60% of organisations say they use technology to help secure the best talent ahead of the competition.

Using a certified IDSP for identity verification and DBS checks on employees

Tony Machin

December 19, 2022

If your hiring process requires you to complete criminal record checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), could digital identity validation help you and your applicants?

We’ve Moved – TrustID Expands into New Office

Tony Machin

August 22, 2022

Due to our increased growth over the last several months, TrustID has relocated to The Blade, the iconic building in Abbey Square, Reading. As we’ve seen increased demand in our services, the move reflects TrustID’s continued success.

Digital identity: a toolkit for onboarding teams. (Part II – Are you ready for Right to Work?)

Tony Machin

July 11, 2022

In this 4-part series, we share how we’re supporting businesses to help make onboarding and recruitment easier, faster and more secure.
Part 2: Are you ready Right for Work? Real life questions about the changes in right to work checks, the introduction of digital checks, and why it’s important to act now