The pandemic drove an unprecedented shift towards digital processes including Right to Work checks to validate employees.

Whether done remotely or in-person, a study undertaken by TrustID has concluded that identity validation as part of Right to Work checks only supports fast and assured recruitment processes.

TrustID is a frontrunner in providing identity document verification, recently collecting responses from over 130 business professionals about the challenges and objectives of recruitment processes, which involve Right to Work checks to vet candidates’ identity credentials.

The majority (96%) of respondents agreed RtW checks are essential and identity validation technology from selected IDSPs could approve candidates on the same day as an interview or when an offer is made.

However, with reducing talent pools in a competitive market, current standards of RtW checks are unsatisfactory, running the risk of losing out on new talent to competitors.

Tony Machin, CEO of TrustID said: “Identity validation technology means that Right to Work checks can be done on the same day as an interview or when an offer is made. This helps companies that use an identity service provider (IDSP) to avoid missing out on their choice of candidate.”

On the whole, 62% of respondents believed remote checks brought by COVID-19 regulations were easier and faster than pre-pandemic times but only 20% admitted to feeling confident that they could identify a fraudulent document.

Machin added, “Right to Work checks have been subject to many changes over recent years. Using a certified IDSP that keeps pace with regulatory changes gives an employer confidence that it is compliant and streamlines staff on-boarding for faster recruitment.”

60% of people said they currently use technology from an IDSP or an applicant tracking service (ATS) linked to an IDSP, with a further 17% considering using technology for their RtW checks.

TrustID offers a range of accurate, affordable and easily accessible identity verification services that protect both private sector organisations and public sector bodies such as NHS Trusts and local authorities from exposure to fraud.