Engage Technology Partners selects Jumio for online identity verification
Jumio announced a partnership to integrate its online identity verification technologies into Engage Technology Partners’ cloud-based recruitment solutions, which are designed to help UK end-hirers, agencies, payrolls and workers navigate and simplify the recruitment process.
In the UK recruitment process, right to work checks are mandatory and require employers to see the applicant’s original identity documents, validate the documents with the applicant present, keep copies of the documents and record the date the check was made. This manual process exposes hiring companies to potential data breaches and GDPR scrutiny and can be time consuming. The maximum fine for hiring illegal workers is £20,000 per illegal worker and employers knowingly hiring someone who does not have the right to work in the UK could face up to five years in jail.
The Jumio technology integration enables Engage to verify passports, ID cards, biometric residence permits and other forms of identification from more than 200 countries automatically to confirm workers’ eligibility and actual identity. Workers receive an email or text message invitation to provide their ID and right to work documentation via unique URLs, linking them to the Engage platform, where they can upload or use a camera to take pictures of their documents and of themselves. The automated verification process is then run through Jumio’s Netverify solution, while workers are kept in the loop via notifications. As a PCI-DSS compliant solution, Jumio is also helping Engage meet the data protection and privacy requirements of GDPR.
“Jumio is excited to integrate our online identity verification solutions into Engage’s recruitment workflow to help automate and streamline the right to work verification checks,” said Stephen Stuut, Jumio CEO. “Our leading identity verification solutions, which leverage biometrics, AI, machine learning, liveness detection and verification experts, are designed to definitively assess whether someone is who they claim to be. Integrating this technology for right to work checks and Engage’s end-to-end recruitment software will help Engage vet new workers quickly, securely and compliantly.”
“Working in partnership with Jumio, we’re able to provide instant verification to prove that employees are who they say they are and can now offer the necessary compliance with right to work regulation to our clients, especially in the contingency staffing market,” added Alex Fraser, marketing director at Engage.
Earlier this week Jumio announced it has added FaceTec’s ZoOm 3D Face Liveness Detection to its online identity verification suite.