Category: HR

5 things to look for when checking an identity document

Christie Lewis

July 19, 2021

Whatever industry you are in, you may well have been presented with an identity document at one point or another; be it for a Right to Work (RTW) check or a Know Your Customer (KYC) check. But how easy is it to spot a fraudulent identity document?

Five tips for post-Brexit pre-employment checks

Christie Lewis

July 16, 2021

The requirement for employers to complete pre-employment right to work checks on all employees in the UK remains. Carrying out checks in line with Home Office requirements gives the employer a statutory excuse to a civil penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker.

But how has our departure affected Right to Work (RtW) checks in the UK? Read on for our top tips on things that you need to watch out for since 1st July.

Right to Work checks – What they mean and how automation can help

Christie Lewis

July 1, 2021

Making  robust, consistent identity document checks is a fundamental and critical first step in any Right to Work process – to ensure the person you’re hiring is who they say they are and that they have the correct evidence of their Right to Work in the UK.

Is the future a digital right to work?

Tony Machin

June 22, 2021

Could a digital Right to Work (RtW) solution make RtW checks faster, more convenient and more secure? In a recent article in HR Director (published June 2021), I looked at Right to Work (RtW) checks and considered this question. Here are some of my thoughts… Why do we need a digital Right to Work? Under […]

Surge in demand for Right to Work checks confirms upturn in job market

Sarah Croft

June 2, 2021

Over the last few months, we’ve seen a huge spike in demand for Right to Work (RtW) checks – signalling a dramatic upturn in the job market. Compared to January 2021, demand was up by 65% in February, 190% in March, and over 600% in April – with over seven times the number of requests […]

Fake identity document statistics – how the landscape changed in 2020

Tony Machin

February 16, 2021

As you may know, at TrustID we are constantly monitoring data gathered across our customer base, to help guard against the ever-present risk of identity fraud and spot any relevant trends. In this blog, we analyse the data we collected in 2020.

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

Sarah Croft

November 16, 2020

Randstad started in 1960 and have grown to become the world’s largest recruitment and HR services company, active in 38 markets globally. 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.

3 reasons to review your compliance processes

Tony Machin

October 15, 2020

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. Find out more in this blog.

Remote identity checks – a new normal for HR teams

Tony Machin

September 3, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we all saw an overnight switch from face-to-face to online. For some organisations, this presented a huge challenge around recruitment and compliance checks and left them facing a seismic shift in their processes. Verifying identity remotely became a new and unique challenge for many recruiters.

Hundreds of identity checks, training updates and uncovering fake documents: all in a day’s work for a member of our helpdesk team…

Sarah Croft

July 13, 2020

In this blog we talk to one of our most experienced Helpdesk team members, Orsi. She tells us what the role entails on a day to day basis and how it has evolved over time, as well as about her experience with fake identity documents!

What being ISO27001 certified means

Our IS27001 accredited certification lets you know that we follow information security best practice, helping to eliminate or minimise the risk of a security breach, keep information secure and ensure compliance with data protection regulations.

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