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Author: Tony Machin

Is your recruitment agency protected against fraudulent identity documents used for Right to Work?

Tony Machin

April 29, 2019

As a diligent Recruiter, you no doubt have a process in place for making Right to Work checks and you’re probably well aware of the risks of employing illegal workers. But the first step in any Right to Work process is to ensure that the documents you’re seeing are genuine.

Our view of fraudulent identity documents in 2018

Tony Machin

March 11, 2019

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.

Making Right to Work checks: what happens when they go wrong?

Tony Machin

November 19, 2018

As you probably know, if you’re employing staff in the UK, you must confirm their immigration status before they start work. This means checking their passport, visa, and/or another immigration document to confirm they have the Right to Work in the UK. So, what they thought were the biggest risks of getting checks wrong.

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

Tony Machin

June 21, 2018

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 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 need to make Right to Work checks?

Home Office Guidance on Identity Document Validation Technology (IDVT)

Tony Machin

May 17, 2018

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.

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

Tony Machin

March 12, 2018

As you probably know, anti-money laundering (AML) regulations state that your first step should be to perform an appropriate level of identity check to satisfy ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) requirements.  This most often starts by the person being asked to produce some form of official documentation to prove their identity.

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

Tony Machin

April 21, 2017

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.

Making Right to Work checks easier in Facilities Management

Tony Machin

February 2, 2017

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!

Finding fake identity documents in the NHS

Tony Machin

January 25, 2016

We have had a couple of noteworthy document referrals here at TrustID and, as it happens, they both came from NHS Trusts. For me, they really showcase how effective identity document verification can be in different scenarios facing the NHS and I thought they would be interesting to share.