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Making ID checks for compliance in Umbrella companies.
Posted: 20th October 2017
As the number of self-employed workers in the UK grows, hundreds of thousands of workers turn to umbrella companies to act as their employer, either through referral by a recruitment agency or directly. As the employer, the umbrella company needs to check the ID and Right to Work of every one of these contractors. So how can an umbrella organisation run identity checks efficiently and consistently to ensure they comply with current legislation?
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Finding fake identity documents in the NHS
Posted: 25th January 2016
This blog shares a couple of noteworthy identity document referrals made to our helpdesk team from the NHS. They showcase how effective ID scanning can be in different scenarios facing the NHS and make for interesting reading.
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Making sense of identity document checks at Oxford City Council
Posted: 23rd February 2016
Oxford City Council have been scanning and verifying identity documents since June 2014 and have captured well over 10,000 scans. They use ID scanning technology in customer-facing areas as well as within their HR team. As a busy council serving over 150,000 members of the public, their focus is on being able to run simple but robust checks before giving access to public services – to make sure that those claiming are who they say they are – and complying with Right to Work checks on their own s...
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An analysis of failed identity documents (Part 1)
Posted: 20th February 2017
At TrustID we spend time analysing the trends relating to document scanning across our customer base, looking at the type of fraudulent documents that we are seeing and highlighting key risk areas. And we share some key findings each quarter. This blog includes insights from the medical recruitment sector who referred the highest number of fake documents in Q4 2016.
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Recruiting extra staff for Christmas? Don't forget Right to Work checks
Posted: 15th November 2017
Like it or not, the countdown to Christmas has begun. And for many businesses, from restaurants to retailers, so has the drive to bring on additional staff to cope with the seasonal rush. Commercial pressures during busy hiring periods may make it tempting to cut corners but you still need to ensure that all potential employees are eligible to work in the UK. Read our tips on recruiting seasonal staff across different locations...
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4 steps to sensitively deal with fake identity documents
Posted: 8th August 2017
What should you do if you check an identity document and it fails your checks? Handling counterfeit or fraudulent identity documents can be nerve-wracking so our blog pulls together some practical advice to tackle this sensitive topic.
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How can identity scanning help in the fight against human slavery?
Posted: 16th October 2017
The 18th October is a significant day in the calendar to highlight an issue that affects many thousands of people – it’s National Anti-Slavery day, implemented to raise awareness of the need to eradicate all forms of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation. So, I thought it would be an ideal time to focus the attention of our blog towards this very difficult subject and explore how identity scanning can support the fight against human slavery.
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5 reasons why identity document checks are an essential part of the pre-employment process
Posted: 30th March 2015
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 identity has been confirmed. Here’s why checking identity documents, such as passports, are an essential element.
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5 ways that a document verification system could help your recruitment agency
Posted: 7th April 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.
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A case of fraud in the insurance sector
Posted: 6th June 2017
Fraud is such a pervasive crime with each industry susceptible to different types of fraud schemes and few more so than Insurance companies, particularly due to the advent of online policies. In this guest blog, we share a summary of a genuine fraud case in the insurance sector, exploring the background, the risks, the result and how ID checks could perhaps prevent it.
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Failed identity documents in Construction
Posted: 25th July 2017
During our analysis of Q2 2017, we discovered that 34% of all fake identity documents found by our clients were from those operating in the construction industry. In fact, this was the largest group of fake documents from any sector.
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From policing to electronic identity checking: an interview with Gavin Burton
Posted: 20th September 2016
In this blog, we talk to Gavin Burton who is our Strategic Development Director. With a background in the Metropolitan Police, he shares his views on the changing face of crime and how ID scanning can best protect businesses as well as explaining his role in our team.
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