Digital Identity Checks
Digital Identity Checks can automatically verify passports, biometric residence permits and driving licences from more than 200 countries.
What are Digital Identity Checks?
Digital Identity Checks are a comprehensive digital method of verifying prospective employees’ identities quickly and accurately. Prospective employees’ will no longer need to show physical identity documents as information can be collected and collated digitally.
In 2022, the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as the Home Office updated their legislation to allow Digital Identity Checks to be delivered. Here at CareCheck we can integrate Digital Identity Checks into your Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks.
How can Digital Identity Checks Help Me?
The recruitment process for any business is critical. Hiring the right employee could transform your organisation and its ability to deliver great service or output. Hiring the wrong employee could end up costing you a lot more than the salary that person is paid. While you will often be able to ‘weed-out’ candidates who are not a good fit for your business in the interview process; interviews and CV’s are not going to protect you from fraud or other issues further down the line.
Identity checking should be a critical part of all recruitment processes. If you are operating in industries such as banking and charity where handling money is part of the daily routine, or in industries such as social care and education where working with minors and vulnerable people is part of your day-to-day, you should be employing Identity Checks as part of your vetting process.
The core advantages of Digital Identity Checks as part of the pre-employment process, when compared to manual checking include:
- Saving Time – uploading the candidate documents into our platform enable pre-employment checks to be completed in minutes with little human effort.
- Accuracy of Feedback – the automated scanning and analysis of biometric data removes the possibility of human oversight, and human error, which means the accuracy of your pre-employment checks will increase significantly.
- Depth of Check – a Digital Identity Check has the capacity to check passports, driving licences, and residence permits from over 200 countries, making it easier to qualify your candidate whether they are a long time British resident or not.
How long do the results take, and how do I get them?
Digital Identity Checks take just a couple of minutes to request using our quick-fill, easy-use service, and results could be available as quickly as 5 minutes. Using our online platform you’ll be able to easily check the status of the application as it progresses. We also generate an automatic notification as soon as a check is complete to reduce your wait time.
Register Your Interest
Digital Identity Checks are very very soon – if you’d like to learn more, register here.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have integrated the capacity to carry out Digital Identity Checks into our existing platform. So you will be able to select Digital Identity Checks within the DBS application process.
The Digital Identity Check process is an alternative pre-employment verification method that is designed to replace (with more accuracy) the more tradition method of verifying applicants’ identity, by checking documents manually. Digital Identity Checks will increase HR efficiency and accuracy, but if you are attached to the traditions of business you can still manually verify documents as part of your pre-employment process.
Here at CareCheck we have document and data security as the cornerstone of our service. The Technology we’re using is certified as compliant with ISO/IEC 27001 information security standards and security controls and the compliance is regularly audited using the ISAE 300 (SOC2) methodology. The service is secure.