Making identity checks in today’s world

Making identity checks in today’s world

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. Recent news on changes to DBS checks show how organisations are being forced to adapt. The guidelines have been amended with the introduction of: review of ID documents over video scanned images to be used in advance of the DBS check being submitted Applicants then need to present the original versions of these documents when they first attend their employment or voluntary…read more >
A summary of fake identity document trends in 2019 – Right to Work checks

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

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! Our customers use our identity services as part of their Right to Work, Right to Rent, Counter fraud and KYC/AML check processes. In this annual round-up blog, we’ll look at data from those customers who are checking ID for Right to Work in the private sector and highlight some key trends: What…read more >
Pre-employment checks. Why? How? Which ones? Watch our webinar

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

Why make pre-employment checks? You’ve found the perfect candidate but before you make an unconditional offer to your latest recruit, let’s talk pre-employment checks… Carrying out pre-employment checks is an important part of the recruitment process to help you confirm that a candidate is suitable and eligible for the job. 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? The importance of pre-employment checks With the cost…read more >
Identity fraud in SMEs: take early action to protect your business

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

Data from Action Fraud shows that British businesses reported £88m of insider deception in 2017/18 – double the previous year – with the average loss rising to £62,000. 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.Fraudsters can think of small businesses as easy pickings because, in general, they…read more >
A range of identity validation services for Right to Work compliance

A range of identity validation services for Right to Work compliance

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! We recently spoke to Arc Hospitality about why they introduced ID validation software as part of their Right to Work process, how our range of services helps them to maintain compliance across their business and how they’ve been able to vary the technology they use as their requirements have evolved. Arc Hospitality are…read more >
How will Brexit impact Right to Work checks?

How will Brexit impact Right to Work checks?

As you’re no doubt aware, all UK employers are currently required to conduct Right to Work checks on every prospective employee to comply with illegal working legislation and avoid unlawful discrimination But with huge uncertainty among UK businesses about Brexit, we are often asked how Right to Work legislation and processes may change when we leave the European Union. Of course, the answer is that none of us know for sure. However, we can be sure that there are already a significant number of illegal workers in the UK and that the attraction to try and gain illegal employment in…read more >
Making checks on a passport to confirm identity

Making checks on a passport to confirm identity

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. Passports must conform to certain international standards and contain several security features designed to make their forgery as difficult as possible. However, this doesn’t stop people trying and over the last 2 years, passports were the fraudulent documents most commonly shared with our helpdesk team by our customers.If your organisation wants to protect themselves…read more >
Validating identity documents is step one in a secure process

Validating identity documents is step one in a secure process

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 through the Sentinel Card scheme... “In our experience, most people that we deal with are genuine, but fraudsters are clever and can easily gain access to large amounts of data to help make what they are claiming…read more >
Is your recruitment agency protected against fraudulent identity documents used for Right to Work?

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

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. And that's really not an easy task, with countless different identity documents issued globally and many thousands of fraudulent ones in circulation. Our identity validation technology helps our customers check hundreds of thousands of identity documents annually and we regularly analyse our customer data to highlight trends across industries and…read more >
TrustID help support compliance for ADVANCE

TrustID help support compliance for ADVANCE

 Lots of businesses talk about compliance but at ADVANCE, a leading provider of employment, contractor and freelancer solutions, compliance is the core of everything they do, including during the on-boarding of over 40,000 contractors and freelancers.  The organisation regularly run internal quality audits to ensure their ongoing compliance and in 2017, as part of one such audit, the ADVANCE team identified their pre-employment check process as an area in which they could potentially save time and introduce a more efficient reliable and compliant process. Anna Sills, Director at ADVANCE explains: “Lots of businesses talk about compliance but for ADVANCE, it’s…read more >