In light of the Lockdown imposed by our government to tackle Covid-19, we’ve had to implement new tactics to ensure compliance with Employment Law when registering candidates.
“The government has announced temporary adjustments to the way Right to Work checks can be conducted during the coronavirus pandemic. Checks can now be carried out online, by video call, and applicants can send copies of identification electronically instead of posting originals.The move follows a campaign by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) to secure these changes, helping to get key workers in place quickly while respecting social distancing measures.”
We’ve closed our physical doors, but opened virtual ones!
We’ve held a succession of Online Open Days (via our live chat function) where candidates are invited to come and chat to one of our Recruitment Consultants on a 1 to 1 basis. After an initial discussion, we are then arranging a registration call. On this, we complete a copy of our application pack with the candidate, and then finish up with a video call to take their Right to Work documentation.
Neil Carberry, CEO of the REC said: “The REC has been campaigning hard to get these changes to Right to Work checks, as a sensible way forward to getting key workers in place during the coronavirus crisis. We are very pleased that the government has listened and taken action.“The need for face-to-face interaction, or posting original documents, was an unnecessary barrier which reduced our members ability to place people in jobs where they were needed quickly.”
See more information on the REC website: https://www.rec.uk.com/news-and-policy/press-releases/rec-welcomes-changes-to-right-to-work-checks