Identity Check

Checking a candidate’s identity is fundamental to the employment screening process as it forms the basis for all other checks.

Our Identity Check works by comparing your candidate’s name, address and date of birth against a wide range of reference data sources to confirm the identity exists.


Frequently Asked Questions

What data is used within the authentication process?

Both positive and negative data is used during the identity authentication process. Positive data includes both open and closed credit account records, credit searches within the last 12 months and Electoral Roll records. Court and Insolvency data contributes positively for identity validation purposes as there is a high degree of due diligence applied when creating the records. Mortality records and gone-away files complete the check.

What are the advantages of electronic Identity Checks?

The key advantages are it’s faster, less obtrusive (the candidate doesn’t have to be present as they do with manual document checks) and checks are consistent across all offices or HR teams. This means an Identity Check can be made earlier in the recruitment process enabling potential issues to be identified and resolved quickly.

What level of match represents a ‘pass’?

To determine whether the candidate’s identity is authenticated we use the criteria set out by The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG): One match on an individual’s full name and current address and a second match on an individual’s full name and either his current address or his date of birth.