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HOW DOES CREDAS RIGHT TO WORK BENEFIT EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS?

First of its kind in the UK, the Credas app allows recruiters to verify essential ID documents and match the document photos with the actual person in real-time. Capable of verifying up to 4,000 types of ID, our technology can save companies as much as 180 staff-hours each month.

Any business will be able to verify staff quickly using our app, cutting down the time and expense wasted on waiting for documents to come through the post or locating a verification email. Recruiters can also integrate the technology with their in-house verification processes.

Our online verification process is an excellent choice if you want to make sure you are completing your right to work due-diligence quickly and cost-effectively. Start your free trial with Credas today.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CREDAS RIGHT TO WORK CHECKING SERVICE?

Employers across all sectors reap the benefits of having a reliable identity verification software that can check their job applicants’ right to work. Our real-time facial recognition technology helps companies speed up and simplify the process of ID verification, employee and client onboarding.

The technology enables businesses to comply with Right to Work legislation easily and avoid liability for inadvertently employing an illegal worker, which comes with fines up to £20,000 as well as reputational damage.

FACTS ON RIGHT TO WORK

Since implemented in 2014, the Right to Work legislation has increased the costs and time it takes to hire a new employee for many companies.

Physically checking that the photo ID matches the candidate can be particularly difficult and time consuming for businesses based abroad or in other parts of the UK.

RIGHT TO WORK DOCUMENTS?

The exact set of documents required for a right to work check will vary based on the particular job and the individual applicants, but would generally include:

Passport
Passport with valid Visa inside
National Identity Card
Full Birth Certificate
Certificate of Naturalisation
Biometric Residence Permit

RIGHT TO WORK LAW

According to the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act 20062, employers must carry out proper due-diligence to confirm any potential permanent, part-time, or temporary employee has the right to work in the UK before they can begin work.

Right to Work applies to any work experience or unpaid workers. All businesses are required by the Home Office to keep evidence of all the right to work checks they carry out, as well as checking the document provided is genuine and the applicant is its rightful holder.

WHAT IS A RIGHT TO WORK CHECK AND HOW DO THEY AFFECT EMPLOYERS?

There are two ways to run right to work checks: manually, or with the help of identity verification software that will run the necessary checks for you.

If you are running a manual check, you need to go through the lengthy process of obtaining a physical copy of a document from List A or List B from the government issued list, ensure that the document appears genuine and belongs to the holder, and check photographs and dates of birth are consistent.

You will also need to make a copy of the right to work document, which you are required to keep safely and securely. The second option is to use identity verification software that will run the necessary checks for you.

Consider using an app or website to verify Right to Work remotely, without the need to chase documents and having to delay candidate offers. Credas uses state-of-the-art technology to perform right to work checks at a time and place convenient for both parties.

We’ll run the necessary checks to verify the legality of documents and establish whether the candidate is a real, present person.

The Credas Right to Work product also saves you time and money by storing all Right to Work data on our highly secure cloud, ensuring full compliance with GDPR.

WHAT DOES RIGHT TO WORK MEAN FOR EMPLOYEES?

‘Right to work’ stands for the legal requirement imposed by the government on all employers to ensure the people they hire have the right to work in the UK.

The British government website says that it’s the company’s responsibility to check that the documents presented by the job applicants are valid. Right to work checks must be carried out on job applicants but in some circumstances right to work checks need to be carried out for existing employees.

WHY WAS THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT INTRODUCED?

There is a need for adequate legislation, to hold employers accountable for the legitimacy of their labour. Far from being a distant notion, modern slavery is a global issue that the Modern Slavery Act sets off to tackle.

Increasing accountability throughout the supply chain of organisations and protecting workers were the main aims of the Modern Slavery Act. As an added benefit, compliance with the Act is a way to inspire greater confidence amongst customers about the products and services you offer.

HOW CAN CREDAS HELP WITH ‘KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER’ CHECKS?

KYC checks are often a complex, time-consuming and expensive part of your business’ due diligence process.

Here at Credas, we aim to make the process quick, easy and secure by offering electronic identity verification software which performs real-time ID checks using two-way user facial recognition technology.

Comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, while also saving yourself and your customers time and effort.

The checks also allow businesses to monitor their clients’ behaviour for suspicious or out of place activity.