Short-term recruitment specialist RedWigWam is set to revolutionise ‘right to work’ checks and the digital identification process by partnering with Facebanx. UK law requires that before employers hire someone they must check that the job applicant permitted to work in the UK.
This involves checking the applicant’s documents, such as passport/ID document, are genuine, original, unchanged, in date and belong to the applicant.
Photos and date of birth must appear the same across all documents and employers must ensure that the applicant has permission to do the type of work they are offering.
Put simply, the new technology means that an applicant’s ‘right to work’ can be proved via live streaming their face and showing documents to the camera, eliminating the need for a face-to-face meeting.
RedWigWam chief executive Lorna Davidson said: “Making sure your staff are fully verified to work is absolutely essential, whatever industry you work in.
“The software we have developed with Facebanx is making this easier than ever before.
“It’s simple to use and means there are no excuses for employing people illegally.”
London-based Facebanx’s software uses the latest security technology to complete the registration, exactly the same way a ‘face-to-face’ event would.
By combining live streaming with facial biometrics and document image capture, it is now possible to securely identify individuals online, meeting banking level security standards.
RedWigWam’s database of 67,000 employees are currently using this software, with all applicants being registered within seconds and it includes a complete audit trail.
The software provides peace of mind to both employers and employees alike and means that RedWigWam has complete control over its ‘right to work’ checks and isn’t reliant on a third party supplier.
Lorna added: “This technology means it is easier than ever before for our workers to sign up and find flexible jobs.
“They are in complete control of the whole process.
“And for our hirers, they have complete peace of mind that any staff they book with RedWigWam have been verified for their right to work in the UK in compliance with UK law.”
In the future, RedWigWam hopes that it will be able to license the software and adapt it, so it can be used worldwide.