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Legal to work here?
How often do employers of all sizes check if applicants have the right to work here, and how failsafe are their methods? With fines of £20,000 per illegal worker or imprisonment for the employer looming and over 8,400 producers of fake documents in Europe, it is easy for a busy recruiter to miss one fake, using traditional methods.
A new cloud-based solution from uComply provides your firm with a consistent process for 'Right to Work' and identifies the sophisticated fake documents either on its mobile or laptop system, for less than the price of a cup of coffee per candidate.
That's a small price to pay to keep on the right side of the law and avoid associated damage to your business reputation.
uComply contains the Home Office's guidance process and lists all the documents required by immigrants from every country. The interviewer taps in the country of origin and the list of required paperwork will appear so the interviewee can be advised what is needed.
The system allows the interviewer to take a photograph, save it on the Cloud and the candidate signs the screen to allow storage of the documents. This App scans documents, reads and saves all data off a passport chip. Data is easily retrieved from uComply's encrypted Cloud solution. No other system currently provides full Home Office guidance, checking and passport chip reading.
The laptop version was developed for the user interviewing large numbers of candidates. It can plug in to the same type of passport checker used at airports and border crossings and can check a passport for UV and Infrared readings. All ID documents scanned are compared against a document library.
Birkin Cleaning Services, a large southern-UK cleaning contractor, has used uComply's mobile version for six months. CEO Paul Ashton says the system is essential for recruitment:
"uComply offers the widest range of checks, the price is keen and the training is superb. It is easy to use, non-aggressive, does what it promises and our managers love it," he enthuses.
The uComply system is continuous. Once employed, it emails alerts to the employer to advise of expiring documents such as passports, VISA, biometric cards, country ID cards, ECS check and driving licence.
"A pre-Brexit influx of immigrant workers is imminent. Isn't it time you added a few more real checks to your system?" adds Paul.
Our image shows uComply director Stefan Sosnowski and managing director Kim-Marie Freeston.
26th April 2018