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 >
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 >
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 >
4 steps to sensitively deal with fake identity documents

4 steps to sensitively deal with fake identity documents

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. Handling counterfeit or fraudulent documents can be nerve-wracking, so our guest blogger, Abbie Pullman, has pulled together some practical advice to tackle this sensitive topic ‘in the moment’ and beyond... Identity document forgery is rising. Forged ID (particularly EEA identity documents) and Fraudulently Obtained Genuine (FOG) documents remain a key facilitator of immigration crime. In 2016, Frontex, the European Border and Coastguard Agency, reported a 70%…read more >
Recruiting extra staff for Christmas? Don’t forget the Right to Work checks…

Recruiting extra staff for Christmas? Don’t forget the Right to Work checks…

Like it or not, the countdown to Christmas has begun. And for many businesses, from restaurants to retailers, so has the drive to bring on additional staff to cope with the seasonal rush. Commercial pressures during busy hiring periods may make it tempting to cut corners but whether you’re hiring a few people or many thousands, you still need to ensure that all potential employees are eligible to work in the UK. So how can this work if you’re recruiting staff across many different locations? Non-compliance with Right to Work checks can bring more than just the associated fines -…read more >
A range of identity validation services for Right to Work compliance

A range of identity validation services for Right to Work compliance

When it comes to Right to Work software, we know very well that a ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t work. The service you need will depend on your process, in-house knowledge, risk profile, the volume of checks you need, your budget and how you want to make checks and so much more! We recently spoke to Arc Hospitality about why they introduced ID validation software as part of their Right to Work process, how our range of services helps them to maintain compliance across their business and how they’ve been able to vary the technology they use as their requirements have evolved. Arc Hospitality are…read more >
Are you up to speed with Right to Work legislation?

Are you up to speed with Right to Work legislation?

Right to Work legislation is not straightforward! If you're making checks on staff, including temporary or voluntary staff, you can be shown 17 different types of document, potentially issued in hundreds of different countries, that may need to be checked in a variety of combinations to demonstrate eligibility to work in the UK.  And the Employers guide to Right to Work checks on the Government website stretches to 40 pages! So how confident are you that you and your staff all understand the rules and are all compliant when making identity document checks? We’ve put together a quick quiz based on some of…read more >
Is your recruitment agency protected against fraudulent identity documents used for Right to Work?

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

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. And that's really not an easy task, with countless different identity documents issued globally and many thousands of fraudulent ones in circulation. Our identity validation technology helps our customers check hundreds of thousands of identity documents annually and we regularly analyse our customer data to highlight trends across industries and…read more >
TrustID help support compliance for ADVANCE

TrustID help support compliance for ADVANCE

 Lots of businesses talk about compliance but at ADVANCE, a leading provider of employment, contractor and freelancer solutions, compliance is the core of everything they do, including during the on-boarding of over 40,000 contractors and freelancers.  The organisation regularly run internal quality audits to ensure their ongoing compliance and in 2017, as part of one such audit, the ADVANCE team identified their pre-employment check process as an area in which they could potentially save time and introduce a more efficient reliable and compliant process. Anna Sills, Director at ADVANCE explains: “Lots of businesses talk about compliance but for ADVANCE, it’s…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 >