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Covid Concession for ID Checking soon Expiring

As a collective workforce, the pandemic forced us to adapt to, and reinforce, new digital processes that helped to keep workers efficient and workplaces professionally viable. One of these digital processes included temporary online check concessions, otherwise known as a temporary adjusted check.


This type of check was introduced to the mainstream as a way of employers validating a prospective employee’s right to work by reviewing scanned copies of ID documents and undergoing the verification of this through convenient methods such as video calling.

The Home Office recently announced, however, that this form of ID verification will end come the 30th of September 2022.


This decision has left businesses with a pressing need to compensate for this removal. When exploring alternative options, businesses can look into partnering with IDVT (Identity Document Validation Technology) providers or reverting back to traditional, paper-based document verification IDVT allows for a securer and informed way of ID verification, as opposed to falling back onto the original paperless route.

IDVT Providers

Finding, researching and partnering with the right IDTV provider, or in some cases readjusting back to a paper-based system, if this is the optimal solution, can be a time-consuming process. With this in mind, choosing the best solution for a business is an important decision that will need to be made sooner rather than later.


Partnering with the right IDTV provider will enable businesses to incorporate the process of candidates verifying their identity and chosen ID documents remotely, which is able to reduce time and any potential security risks. Furthermore, utilising this change in practice will also help to support post-pandemic working methods, removes the chance of human error or interference, and enhances the recruitment and onboarding process further.


These digital implements can be viewed as a lot more reliable than defaulting back to a paper-based system, which may present the disadvantages of limited collaboration and communication amongst peers, as well as an environmental cost.


What Else to Consider


While partnering with the right IDVT provider may seem like the most logical and necessary route to follow, it’s important to remember that IDVT providers are still relatively new in terms of remote checking and the end-to-end DBS process. Any new venture will have various surrounding factors that will help to determine which provider will be workable for a particular business.

One surrounding factor would be price. On average, the price for the services of an IDVT provider varies and can be managed for companies to pay per each request. With the exclusion of the confirmed price, the confirmed cost for an IDVT provider can also be made up of hiring decisions for outsourcing systems. This includes assessing the levels of reliability that are acceptable for businesses, the risks that need to be managed as well as the various amounts of identity documents that an organisation anticipates they can handle that will come through their own systems.


IDVT providers, as a larger part of the checking process are still within their infancy stages, but they have proven to be important enough to prompt a permanent change in the way organisations conduct and process certain checks.

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