NorthRow & GBG Partner to Offer Broader Employee Background Checking Solution

NorthRow & GBG Partner to Offer Broader Employee Background Checking Solution

Published by GBG: Friday December 21, 2018

GBG, the global specialist in Identity Data Intelligence, has partnered with NorthRow, a leading regulation-technology compliance software provider, to provide employers with an app-based solution to manage employees’ Right to Work status.

Hiring managers use the Right to Work app to scan their candidates’ identity documents in real-time, using any Apple or Android smart device. The rapid data capture function then works instantly to validate whether the documents are genuine.

The Right to Work app supports hiring managers in building a valid Statutory Excuse, in full compliance with Home Office regulations. Results are securely stored in the cloud rather than on devices, meaning they are immediately secure, accessible and reportable, for central HR teams.

The app-based solution can be deployed by organisations without extensive training for hiring managers or investing in specialist hardware to capture, validate and store documents. It also eliminates the need to manually enter information and significantly reduces the time needed to complete the required checks.

Alister Humphreys, General Manager, GBG said: “Our customers kept telling us how keen they are to use technology to manage a fully compliant employment screening process, particularly with the uncertainties around Brexit. The solution is a perfect fit within our KnowYourPeople suite of employment screening checks, which help organisations recruit new employees into roles faster.

Adrian Black, CEO, NorthRow adds: “NorthRow is delighted to partner with GBG, a market leader when it comes to helping businesses know their employees. As businesses prepare for Brexit, we’ve seen a lot of interest in the app-based solution. Our commitment to customers is that our solution will keep pace with all legislative changes, guaranteeing certainty around employment entitlement, even in these uncertain times.”

The partnership, agreed after a three month trial, will enable GBG to exclusively resell the Northrow Right to Work app as part of the GBG KnowYourPeople portfolio of technology based employment screening services.

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About GBG:

Through our fundamental belief that the digital economy relies on everyone having access to data they can trust, GBG enables companies and governments to fight fraud and cybercrime, to improve the customer experience and help to protect the more vulnerable people in our society.

Headquartered in the UK and with people in 18 countries, GBG has some of the world’s biggest organisations as its customers, from established brands like HSBC, Zurich Insurance, LEGO and Lufthansa, to disruptive newcomers such as Stripe and Plus500.

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About NorthRow:

NorthRow is an established RegTech business that helps firms to improve operational efficiency, remove manual processes and improve customer experience whilst reducing compliance risk.

NorthRow’s Right to Work solutions bring together a unique combination of leading-edge software with state-of-the-art hardware to provide a user-friendly, low-cost, technology-led approach to capturing, authenticating and storing immigration and ID documentation, which provides a fully comprehensive and compliant Right to Work check for your employees.

This press release originally appeared on the GBG newsroom.

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