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According to a new survey, as many as 40% of hiring managers admit that they feel unprepared for digital Right to Work (RTW) screening.

Sterling’s webinar poll ‘What Employers Need to Know About Digital Identity’ found that 38% of hiring managers said they were unsure of the process, nine per cent thought it would be challenging and one per cent would prefer to stick to the traditional screening methods.

However, Sterling revealed that the introduction of digital identity checks supports quicker and more efficient screening, reducing the potential for fraud and providing a more positive experience for candidates.

Steve Smith, Managing Director EMEA at Sterling, explained, “The results of our webinar poll certainly indicate that employers are apprehensive about the digital identity transition, but our post-poll confirms that a lot of this reticence comes from a lack of understanding around the finer details, rather than a complete reluctance to the move.

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Smith added, “The introduction of Digital Identity should definitely be viewed by employers as a positive change, allowing hiring managers to benefit from technology that can significantly improve the candidate experience, as well as the speed and accuracy of their background checks. Once employers are familiar with how these checks will work, they will truly reap the benefits.

“With skills shortages rife across the UK, businesses simply cannot afford to lose prospective new hires in complex compliance processes. While the pandemic has had a severe impact on the labour market, it has also had a positive effect on the progress made in digital identity checks. This is a clear step in the right direction for the market.”

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