New immigration rules – what do they mean for your Right to Work checks?

New immigration rules – what do they mean for your Right to Work checks?

As of 11pm on 31st December 2020, free movement for European nationals has come to an end and the UK government has implemented new policies regarding their Right to Work in the UK. But what does that really mean for your Right to Work check processes?  The first thing to note is that Right to Work checks remain a legal requirement for all new employees, no matter what their nationality. You must check all employees consistently and thoroughly to avoid discrimination and ensure they have the appropriate right to work status in the UK.The main change is that from 1st…read more >
What does 2021 hold?

What does 2021 hold?

It goes without saying that 2020 has presented exception challenges. As I write this, the start of vaccination has sparked some hope that things will begin to return to some sort of normal as we move into the new year. So, in this blog, I speak to our CEO and some of our customers about adapting to the ‘new normal’ of 2020 and what working life is likely to look like in 2021: Q: How has your organisation adapted to remote working in 2020? Tony Machin, CEO at TrustID: The move to everyone working remotely was a new situation for…read more >
Industry-leading identity verification now available for KYC checks

Industry-leading identity verification now available for KYC checks

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new KYC check service! Following an increasing number of requests, we’ve added PEPs & Sanctions and address verification checks to our identity verification services to provide an all-in-one service to support your AML compliance. Here’s a quick summary of our new KYC service: What is included? Identity document verification The first step in our basic KYC check service is the validation of a government-issued identity document. We believe that this is the most critical step in any KYC check process – find out more about why here. With our online validation…read more >
How the world’s biggest recruiter uses online identity verification to support their applicant on-boarding

How the world’s biggest recruiter uses online identity verification to support their applicant on-boarding

Since 2017, Randstad have been using online identity verification services to help check identity documents from the thousands of applicants that they work with on a daily basis. Soraya Horseman is a Senior Compliance Officer at Randstad and for ten years has been part of the team dedicated to ensuring Randstad meets the highest levels of compliance. In this blog, I talk to her about protecting the Randstad business and how technology has helped:read more >
Putting identity document checks at the heart of your KYC checks

Putting identity document checks at the heart of your KYC checks

Know Your Customer checks are mandatory for regulated business to identify their customers and gather knowledge of their background as part of Anti-Money Laundering compliance. The most important first step in this process is the verification of a government issued identity document. In this blog, we give you 3 reasons why robust identity document checks should form the backbone of your AML processesread more >
3 reasons to review your compliance processes

3 reasons to review your compliance processes

In our new working environment, updating your internal compliance processes around identity checks for customers, staff or tenants may not feel like a high priority.  But many experts are talking about a new world of fraud and dishonesty, fuelled by the crisis and the online environment, where restrictions on face-to-face interactions have brought changes to the way we do business. At the same time, the profile of your staff many have changed, with furlough, redundancies or illness having an impact. So now may be a good time to ask how you can best protect your business in response to these…read more >
Remote Right to Study checks – could ‘remote checks’ be the new normal?

Remote Right to Study checks – could ‘remote checks’ be the new normal?

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we all saw an overnight switch from face-to-face to online. For many higher education organisations, this presented a huge challenge and left them facing uncertainty in their processes around enrolment and compliance checks. For the 2020 intake, verifying identity remotely became a new and unique challenge for many colleges and universities who quickly needed to find a way to confirm that the students they are enrolling are actually who they claim to be, without a face-to-face meeting and without holding and seeing an identity document presented by the students themselves. A varied landscape... At the start of the Covid-19 lockdown,…read more >
Remote identity checks: on-boarding your remote customers and staff more effectively.

Remote identity checks: on-boarding your remote customers and staff more effectively.

Businesses across diverse industries are increasingly moving to digital models, either as they are forced to change their processes due to Covid-19 or as they interact in an increasingly remote business environment.  For many of them, verifying customers and staff remotely presents a new and unique challenge. Without being face to face with someone, holding and feeling their identity documents, it’s more difficult to verify that you’re dealing with the person who your applicant or customer claims to be.Over the past few years at TrustID, we have seen a huge increase in the number of organisations turning to online identity…read more >
5 reasons why identity document checks are an essential part of the pre-employment process

5 reasons why identity document checks are an essential part of the pre-employment process

If you work in HR or are responsible for recruiting staff, you will know that complying with Right to Work legislation remains essential and legislation isn't getting any simpler. Combined with continued enforcement, this puts more pressure on UK employers to get Right to Work checks for potential employees right.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 reliably confirmed. Checking identity documents, such as passports, are a first essential step. Here's why:1. Right to Work checks are irrelevant if the documents used to support their…read more >
Identity document verification systems – 5 reasons why they’re best for finding fake identity documents

Identity document verification systems – 5 reasons why they’re best for finding fake identity documents

Identity scanning technology has taken a front line role in detecting forged identity documents. HR departments and security managers within the NHS, Government bodies, academic institutions and many private-sector employers across recruitment, construction, retail, facilities management, care and others, are taking the lead in the use of this technology. They find that it’s the most accurate and cost-effective commercially available way to assess identity documents. Read on to discover 5 reasons why…read more >