As you know the cost of hiring a new member of staff can be expensive. According to a 2017 report by the undercover recruiter (Source) the cost of hiring a member of staff on an average salary of £27,600 can potentially reach close to £50,000 in that persons first year of employment.
Now, before you take a sharp intake of breath and fall off your chair, every case is different and the undercover recruiter takes into consideration every possible aspect of a hire including recruiter fees (which you may not even use), the employee’s actual salary, pension and even bonuses.
Regardless of your industry a new hire can get very expensive very quickly, so you need to ensure that you have all the correct processes in place to get it right.
It is often not until after the onboarding stage and completion of initial training that, as an employer, you discover whether you are getting value for money for your hire or not.
However, now imagine if you had invested in employing someone who had used fraudulent documents to gain employment in the UK?
With the sheer volume of fraudulent documents being seized at the UK board (Source) and NON-EU nationals paying tens of thousands of pounds for fake documents, this becoming an increasing threat.
It is a legal responsibility of an employer to ensure they follow the correct Right to Work checks to verify that all potential and existing employees are eligible to work in the UK.
If you or the HR department get it wrong, it could leave your company wide open to potential hefty fines by HMRC of up to £20,000 per employee and a potential 5-year prison sentence.
There is also the potential to do considerable damage to your company’s reputation if you are found to be non-compliant, which could lead to an embarrassing and expensive scenario for all.
Here at Contego, we understand the importance of preforming Right to Work checks on all your employees.
Our Right to Work solution can quickly authenticate identity documents in real-time, ensuring you make crucial data-driven decisions, instantly, about who you employ. Our system automates the process, removing the need for manual input and reducing the risk of errors.
Our solution not only validates documentation, ensuring that documents are valid and in-date, but captures information such as restrictions on the individual. For example, students travelling to the UK are restricted by where they can and cannot work.
By automating and speeding up the Right to Work process, the Contego solution increases efficiency within your HR departments, reducing costs and helping ensure compliance.
Watch our latest video with Scott Petiffer, Contego’s Right to Work specialist, as he explains in more detail how using Contego’s solution can improve your employee onboarding process, whilst reducing costs and helping ensure you are compliant with ever changing immigration legislation.
If you want to ensure you are doing the maximum possible today to reduce your risk, automate Right to Work checks and keep the regulators at bay, get in touch by calling +44 (0) 1235 375 000 or visit the Contego website to find out more and book an online demo.