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 >
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 >
Remote identity checks – a new normal for HR teams

Remote identity checks – a new normal for HR teams

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. For others, already familiar with electronic identity checks, it just involved a small shift in the way they use and access that technology… In March 2020, verifying identity remotely became a new and unique challenge for many recruiters. Without now being able to meet a candidate face-to-face to see and hold an identity document presented by its owner, they suddenly needed a…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 >
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 >