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Right To Work - Check It Or Lose It

U Comply
18 April 2018

How often do employers of all sizes check if applicants have the right to work and how fail safe are their methods? That's the question posed by Kim-Marie Freeston of UComply.

"With fines of £20,000 per illegal worker or imprisonment for the employer lurking and over 8,400 producers of fake documents in Europe, it is easy for a busy recruiter to miss one fake using traditional methods," says Freeston.

uComply is a cloud based solution which MD Freeston says will provide a consistent process for Right to Work. "It will identify those sophisticated fake documents I've mentioned - for less than the price of a cup of coffee per candidate. That’s a small price to keep on the right side of the law."

uComply's cloud system (and personal computer modes) contains the Home Office’s guidance process and lists all the documents required by immigrants from every country. In use, an 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 sign the screen to allow storage of the documents. the App scans documents, reads and saves all data off a passport chip.  Data is easily retrieved from uComply’s encrypted cloud solution.  


Off cloud

A 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.  

The uComply system is continuous. Once employed, it emails alerts to the employer to advise of expiring documents such as passports, visas, biometric cards, country ID cards, ECS check and driving licences.



Birkin Cleaning Services has used uComply’s mobile version for 6 months.  CEO Paul said: “uComply offers a wide 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.”

Picture: UComply checks can be carried out via the cloud or on a personal laptop computer.


Article written by Robin Snow | Published 18 April 2018


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