Why do I need online employee identity checks?

75% of businesses experience employee fraud. When candidates provide false information, it can result in them being placed in roles for which they’re neither suitable nor qualified for – and that can cost your organisation dearly.

Given that it’s the platform on which all other background checks are based, establishing identity is a critical start point to the recruitment process. Taking your checks online improves accuracy, as well as saving you time and money.

GBG can provide you with the information you need to not only demonstrate compliance but also make intelligent hiring decisions, consistently and confidently.

Why choose GBG for your employee identity check?


Our software systems make use of cutting-edge technologies providing Identity as a Service to help our customers maintain data integrity to the highest standards and confirm an applicant’s attributable data sets.


We use a wealth of data sources to corroborate the name, address and date of birth of all new employees, including edited electoral roll, credit header data, landline telephone directory, and GBG’s own National ID Register.


Using just a small amount of consented candidate information, GBG can help reduce risk in your recruitment process and confirm the identity of your candidates in a matter of seconds.


Protect your organisation’s time and money by reducing the likelihood of errors.

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Employee Identity Check Product Sheet Employee Identity Check Product Sheet

Employee Identity Check Product Sheet

Find out how we can help you manage the risks involved in recruitment and employ the right people, for the right roles, faster.


Frequently asked questions

  • Is ongoing support provided?

    Yes – you’ll have a dedicated account management team, and you can call our UK-based helpline with any queries.

  • What checks can you conduct?

    Our GBG KnowYourPeople online checking service includes identity check, bank account verification and validation check, criminal record check, driving licence check, PEP & sanctions & enforcement check, and document image validation check. These can be tailored to the role or applicant’s background to exactly suit your needs.

  • How do I access applications and reports?

    You can manage all applications from an accessible dashboard, and results are provided in an easy-to-understand report.

How to get started

We’ll work with you to understand your challenges and provide the ideal solution.