With the move towards digital ID verification for DBS and UK RTW checks, the employment screening sector is evolving. We’ve partnered with Yoti – read on to find out more.
With effect 06 April 2022, UK employers will be able to use certified Identification Document Validation Technology [IDVT] service providers to conduct digital identity checks, to complete their right to work checks and gain the statutory excuse.
These changes are aligned to the Disclosure and Barring Service [DBS] Identity Trust Scheme. The DBS Identity Trust Scheme enables digital identity checking within their pre-employment criminal disclosure checking process.
It won’t be compulsory to use an IDVT service provider – you can carry on with manual right to work checks. But it’s important you’re aware the adjusted remote right to work checks model – introduced on a temporary basis in response to the pandemic – will come to an end on 30 September 2022. After this, you’ll have to return to conducting right to work checks in person, if you don’t have an IDVT service provider in place.
After insightful discussions and careful consideration, we’ve partnered with Yoti to support us with digital ID verifications.
Subject to UK government accreditation, Yoti’s verification solutions will be integrated into our candidate portal, providing a frictionless experience for Candidates.
Yoti’s world-leading technology is making it simpler and safer for organisations and their employees to prove their identity.
Benefits for Vero’s Clients.
- Digital ID verification process aligned to new remote working practices
- Suitable for the purpose of evidencing eligibility to work and applications for DBS checks
- Significant reduction in document gathering admin burden, for employers and candidates
- Single [combined] certification for RTW and DBS checks, with faster turnaround times
- A more secure method which further reduces risk and supports safer recruitment
Changes to our Candidate Portal.
As part of the background check process, individuals need to prove their identity. Our portal will soon give Candidates the option to use Yoti to verify their identity digitally. Candidates who don’t have access to a smartphone, or who prefer not to use the digital verification option, can opt to verify their identity manually instead.