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How online validation can help with Right to Work during Covid-19

Tony Machin

March 31, 2020

As ‘social distancing’ continues to enforce remote working and a lack of face-to-face contact, this clearly presents many challenges to businesses, including those who need to verify the identity of their staff or customers. Many organisations will usually rely on a face-to-face, visual inspection of an identity document to verify the Right to Work status of their employees. So, many organisations are asking us how electronic checks can help.

Making identity checks in today’s world

Tony Machin

March 23, 2020

We’re all being advised to work from home where possible. This clearly makes receiving and checking physical documents in the presence of applicants a bit of challenge and lots of our customers are asking about checking identity documents remotely. Find out more about the changes in this blog.

4 steps to sensitively deal with fake identity documents

Guest Editor

March 21, 2020

Whilst there’s a lot of information available about how to check identity documents for counter fraud or Right to Work compliance, there’s little guidance about what action to take when a document fails your checks. Here’s 4 steps to sensitively deal with fake identity documents.

A summary of fake identity document trends in 2019 – Right to Work checks

Tony Machin

January 27, 2020

In 2019, the number of organisations relying on our checking services continued to grow significantly, across both the public and private sectors. As the number of checks has gone up, so has the number of fake documents identified: we broke a new record for fake documents last year!

Pre-employment checks. Why? How? Which ones? Watch our webinar

Sarah Croft

November 21, 2019

There are some pre-employment checks which you’re required to make and some which you may choose to make for your own peace of mind or depending on the role!  So why are these checks so important and which ones should you include?

Recruiting extra staff for Christmas? Don’t forget the Right to Work checks…

Tony Machin

November 5, 2019

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 whether you’re hiring a few people or many thousands, you still need to ensure that all potential employees are eligible to work in the UK.

Identity fraud in SMEs: take early action to protect your business

Tony Machin

October 10, 2019

Whilst financial fraud is a risk to every business of any size, SMEs certainly shouldn’t believe it won’t happen to them just because they are employing fewer staff or working within a smaller network. Identity fraud amongst employees presents a very real risk to SMEs. In fact, according to ActionFraud, 1 in 5 small businesses have been defrauded by an employee.

A range of identity validation services for Right to Work compliance

Sarah Croft

October 3, 2019

When it comes to Right to Work software, we know very well that a ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t work. The service you need will depend on your process, in-house knowledge, risk profile, the volume of checks you need, your budget and how you want to make checks and so much more!

Building a case for Right to Work check software in your business

Tony Machin

September 25, 2019

All businesses in the UK, regardless of organisation size or sector, must ensure that every employee has the Right to Work in the UK. This means seeing and checking relevant identity documents in the presence of the holder. However, the number of people attempting to using fake identity documents to illegally gain employment continues to grow.

Making checks on a passport to confirm identity

Tony Machin

June 17, 2019

In this era of increased compliance, rising cases of fraud and significant penalties for those who get it wrong, carrying out robust checks on identity documents has never been more important. And no other document carries more weight in establishing a person’s identity than a passport.

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