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Online Right to Work checks with TrustID

David Park

April 9, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we’ve incorporated the Home Office online Right to Work checking service into the TrustID validation services. This offers a unique ‘all in one’ solution for checking all employees, regardless of whether they present an identity document or a share code to prove their Right to Work.

Making remote 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 Writer

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 documents and 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?

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!

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.

Home Office responds to report on illegal working

Tony Machin

May 23, 2019

I was interested to read the Home Office response to the latest inspection report by David Bolt, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, which looked at the Home Office’s approach to illegal working. In their response to the report, the Home Office accepts the six key recommendations made, the majority of which focus on improving the mechanics of illegal working compliance and enforcement.

Validating identity documents is step one in a secure process

Guest Writer

May 20, 2019

There are many reasons that businesses today need to confirm the identity of the people they employ or work with. This guest blog is from Darren Harding who is the on-boarding manager at our customer Boomerang Funding. They check ID documents as part of a Right to Work check and to ensure that only legitimate applicants are given access to rail infrastructure projects.