Not all businesses hire employees directly. Some now use agencies for permanent, temporary and even casual workers. However, Pre-employment ID checks are an essential part of the recruitment process.

Before a person legally has the right to work in the UK, a recruiter is required to identify the potential candidate and perform an ID verification to establish that their identity is genuine.

So, whether you’re a business hiring directly; or through an agency – you have a legal responsibility to ensure your company is completing the necessary checks to ensure all employees have the UK right to work status.

Like many industries, recruitment is coming under increased pressure to comply with government regulations around Right to Work compliance.

Recruiters are now required to check, authenticate and retain all potential and existing candidates identity documentation, to ensure they are eligible to work in the UK.

Completing background checks are a crucial first step to ensure that a candidate gives valid, identity information and documentation.

Credas background identity checks are a vital starting point for a robust screening process.

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