The way ID verification is managed for new hires in the UK changed on 1 October 2022, and many businesses are both unaware of the new requirements and unprepared for the changes.
Going forward, Covid-adjusted checks will not be valid, meaning employers will no longer be able to verify a candidate’s ID remotely using visual checks online, and will instead need to use a certified Identity Service Provider (IDSP) to provide Home Office-approved digital identity checks.
Our webinar with Director of Reed Screening Keith Rosser provided an in-depth look at digital identity checking, as well as the work Reed Screening has done in consulting with the Home Office.
It includes information on the changes in legislation, what it means for your business, and changes required to your ID checking processes for onboarding new hires. Keith also outlined how Reed Screening can support you in ensuring you remain compliant and continue to deliver an excellent candidate experience throughout the onboarding process.
Reed Screening has long advised and lobbied on the topic of digital right to work checks through its role on policy committees, advisory boards, delivering questions in parliament, ministerial roundtables, and lobbying for extensions and changes.
More about our guest speaker:
Keith Rosser, Director, Reed Screening
Keith founded Reed Screening, one of the UK's largest employee screening businesses in 2011. He has been appointed to the Ministerial Advisory Panel on the Future of Work and advises on the UK's labour market strategy.
He received a Commendation Award from the Home Office for services to recruitment. Keith is also chair and company director of SAFERjobs, a charity which tackles labour market issues, and chair of the Better Hiring Institute, an organisation changing the way the UK hires.
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