Category: Recruitment

Digital identity: a toolkit for onboarding teams. (Part I – A question of identity)

Tony Machin

June 27, 2022

In this 4-part series, we share how we’re supporting businesses to help make onboarding and recruitment easier, faster and more secure.
Part 1: A question of identity – A quick 101 on digital identity verification including what it is, why it is important, and how it can make life a whole lot easier for HR professionals.

Digital Right to Work checks – all you need to know

Tony Machin

March 23, 2022

As you have probably heard, from 6th April the Government updated Right to Work guidance and launched a new digital Right to Work Scheme to further facilitate online Right to Work (RtW) checks. The digital Scheme allows employers to remotely verify the identity of people with applicable documents using an Identity Service Provider (IDSP). But, what are these changes and how do they affect you?

The end of Covid-adjusted Right to work checks: what’s changing and when?

Tony Machin

February 17, 2022

From 6th April 2022, the Home Office is due to introduce a permanent digital Scheme enabling employers and recruiters to use Identity Service Providers (IDSPs) to conduct remote identity checks for Right to Work (RtW) on their behalf.

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.

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