Simplified identity document checks for Right to Work in recruitment

Electronic checks on candidates' passports, visas and other identity documents can speed up onboarding and make identity checks more consistent.

Protecting your recruitment business

As a recruitment agency, you need to comply with UK legislation that stipulates that all candidates must be fully entitled to work in the UK. If you're makiing manual identity checks, this can be time-consuming, inconsistent and make spotting suspicious documents difficult. Automated identity checks can save time and help protect your business from candidates who present fake or fraudulent documents.

The risks to your business


Failure to meet Right to Work responsibilities creates substantial risk, both in terms of legal obligations as well as the potential for significant damage to your reputation and to client relationships.

The Immigration Act 2016, which came into force in July 2016, means that failure to comply with Right to Work checks can lead to fines of up to £20,000 per employee and a potential prison sentence of up to 5 years.

Electronic checking of identity documents is becoming best practice across an increasing number of agencies, protecting them and their clients, driving on-boarding efficiencies and providing further differentiation in quality of service.

Following recent tightening of guidance within the NHS Procurement Framework, recruitment agencies who are working within the NHS are required to prove that they have appropriate electronic checking solutions in place in order to be able to place temporary medical staff.

Why use electronic scanning?


With electronic scanning, you can efficiently and easily make robust identity checks to support compliance with Right to Work legislation and confirm the identity of candidates.

We can roll out our cost-effective scanning solutions within days and you can be up and running quickly without the need for extensive training.

  • Straightforward compliance with Right to Work legislation and the NHS procurement framework
  • Desktop validation or via an app on your smartphone
  • Peace of mind for a very low investment - Cloud scanning starts from as little as £2 per check
  • Additional assurance for your clients that all candidates are correctly validated
  • Save time and administration with no need to photocopy documents or store paper records

Just some of the recruitment businesses already using TrustID...