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A commercial contract cleaning company has improved their Right to Work checks.
04 December 2019 | Updated 06 December 2019

A commercial contract cleaning company has teamed up with uComply to streamline and simplify their Right to Work checks. The company will use the uAuthenticate mobile application across their nationwide network of franchises.

The cleaning co is Ecocleen. The move will allow regional directors to immediately authenticate identity documents and make Ecocleen’s onboarding processes more robust.

“Effective background checking and pre-employment screening is a critical part of our compliance with Home Office immigration guidelines,” said Jean-Henri Beukes, MD. We had previously operated a centralised system for Right to Work checks that whilst robust could also be time consuming and result in unnecessary delays in the recruitment process.

"The uAuthenticate mobile App will enable making immediate employment decisions so regional directors can quickly and efficiently fill cleaning roles while reducing any exposure to risk.”



The uAuthenticate mobile application validates a wide range of identity documentation including passports, visas, ID cards, driving licences, biometric cards and work or resident permits in a matter of seconds. This accurate scanning and verification procedure, with built-in Home Office guidance, will quickly determine if someone has the Right to Work in the UK and identify any fake documents.

This will help franchises to speed up the recruitment process and ensure contracts have the appropriate staffing levels, while protecting companies such as Ecocleen against any potential reputational loss or fines.


Festive Season lunch

Milesh Shah, Business Development Director at uComply told a ThisWeekinFM reporter (at the recent festive lunch): “Recent research suggests that one in twenty employees in the UK may be working illegally, so there are significant risks to employers if Right to Work checks are not carried out correctly.

"With fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker, there is a huge financial incentive to comply with requirements, even before you consider potential damage to a business’ brand or the threat of imprisonment.

"We are working with a growing number of responsible organisations such as Ecocleen that recognise the importance of effective immigration compliance.”

Picture: A commercial contract cleaning company has improved their Right to Work checks.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 04 December 2019


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