Category: Recruitment

A guide to identity verification

Tony Machin

December 23, 2020

Identity verification is a process which helps to ensure that an individual is who they say they are. Organisations of all sizes verify the identity of their customers, employees, and users to protect themselves from fraud, create trust and comply with local legislative requirements.

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!

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

David Park

June 30, 2020

Over the past few years at TrustID, we have seen a huge increase in the number of organisations turning to online identity verification services as a quick, reliable and scalable way to support remote identity checks. We’re pleased to now introduce new functionality, known as Guest Links, to further support this remote checking process.

4 steps to sensitively deal with fake identity documents

Guest Editor

March 21, 2020

Whilst there’s a lot of information available about how to check identity documents for counter fraud or Right to Work compliance, there’s little guidance about what action to take when a document fails your checks. Here’s 4 steps to sensitively deal with fake identity documents.

Home Office responds to report on illegal working

Tony Machin

May 23, 2019

I was interested to read the Home Office response to the latest inspection report by David Bolt, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, which looked at the Home Office’s approach to illegal working. In their response to the report, the Home Office accepts the six key recommendations made, the majority of which focus on improving the mechanics of illegal working compliance and enforcement.

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

Tony Machin

April 29, 2019

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.

Why do we need to do pre-employment immigration checks on UK recruits?

Tony Machin

June 21, 2018

As you probably know, every employer has a legal duty to prevent illegal working and is required to undertake pre-employment immigration checks on all staff to ensure that they have the right to work in the UK. But if your recruits claim to be British or EU nations, do you really need to make Right to Work checks?

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

Sarah Croft

April 25, 2018

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.

Making identity checks according to likely risk

David Park

February 6, 2018

Our expert team here is often asked lots of questions about the details of false identity documents, around how they are manufactured and distributed and what happens when they spot one. So, in this blog, we’re going to talk about the quality of false documents that our client helpdesk encounters and how our ID checking systems can help according to the likely level of risk.

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