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 >
Facial recognition software and passive liveness in identity verification

Facial recognition software and passive liveness in identity verification

From May 2020, the TrustID Cloud service includes a facial recognition and liveness test option. But how can facial recognition support identity validation? We’ve created this overview of the service to help you find out more about what it means and how it could help your organisation with on-boarding: What is facial recognition software? In very simple terms, facial recognition technology compares a person’s face against one or more other faces to determine whether there is a match. It is a fast-growing biometric technology which is increasingly being incorporated into everyday life. Some situations in which facial recognition software (FRS)…read more >
Online Right to Work checks within TrustID

Online Right to Work checks within TrustID

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.What is an online Right to Work check?The online Right to Work check is one way for your employees to prove that they have the Right to Work in the UK without showing you, their employer, a physical identity document. It applies to non-EEA nationals who hold biometric residence…read more >
Helping recruitment businesses improve Right to Work compliance with identity document checks.

Helping recruitment businesses improve Right to Work compliance with identity document checks.

A growing number of recruitment businesses rely on TrustID identity checking services to help them improve compliance and introduce a consistent, reliable and quick on-boarding process for new candidates. We caught up with the team at Anderselite recently who have introduced TrustID Cloud to all their recruitment consultants to allow them to check identity documents from anywhere.Recruitment business, Anderselite, was established in 1984. They specialises in supplying staff to the construction, civil engineering, rail and IT sectors. Operating from six regional offices across the UK, they support 500 clients and deal with over a thousand contractors every week.  So, they…read more >
Making ID checks for compliance in Umbrella companies

Making ID checks for compliance in Umbrella companies

According to analysis in 2017, the number of self-employed workers in the UK has increased by 23 per cent in the past decade.  As a result, hundreds of thousands of workers now use umbrella companies to act as their employer, dealing with their payroll, taxation and invoice administration, either through referral by a recruitment agency or directly. As the employer, the umbrella company needs to check the ID and Right to Work of every one of these contractors. So how can an umbrella organisation run identity checks efficiently and consistently to ensure they comply with current legislation?  For an umbrella…read more >
How we protect our recruitment business from illegal workers

How we protect our recruitment business from illegal workers

With the number of fake passports seized at UK borders reaching a five-year high and high-profile stories of ‘illegal workers’ hitting the press, such as the tale of Byron Burgers, many companies may be concerned about their own screening and on-boarding process.In our first ‘guest blog’, Abbie Pullman, Head of Talent Management at Off to Work, the UK’s leading event staffing solutions, consultancy, recruitment and training academy, shares her ‘Top 10 Tips’ for protecting a business from the risks of illegal workers… "At Off to Work, we don’t profess to be immigration experts. But we are diligent employers and we do…read more >