Business

EOFY: Is your business complaint?

Posted by National Crime Check on 21/06/2021

As we get near to the end of the financial year, now is a great time to do a stocktake of all of your employees and volunteers, and make sure that everyone is fully up-to-date with the police checks and orhter compliance requirements. Do you trust your employees? Are you...

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Are they who they say they are?

Posted by Martin Lazarevic on 16/06/2021

Remote identity checks powered by National Crime Check Minimise organisational and workforce risk with National Crime Check’s InstaID+ identity checks. InstaID+ allows you to confirm the identities of prospective applicants and customers against government-backed databases. Validating a person’s identity is a fundamental process for safety, security and compliance. Processes like...

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Moving towards remote identity verification

Posted by Martin Lazarevic on 09/06/2021

With the combined factors of rapid technological advancement and the pandemic affecting many industries, identity verification and screening has not been immune. As with many processes, identity verification and screening is being thrust into the digital world. It has become a remote process due to the limitations in place during...

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Get a police check using the NCC Mobile App

Posted by National Crime Check on 08/06/2021

National Crime Check are proud to annouce their newest product offering, the NCC Mobile App! This app allows you to conduct the entire criminal history application process directly on your mobile device. The first release of this app is for Android devices, with the iPhone version available later this month....

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Catch me if you can - Identity fraud during COVID-19

Posted by Martin Lazarevic on 02/06/2021

Identity fraud is on the rise during COVID-19, according to Onfido’s Identity Fraud Report 2020. The report shows document identity fraud increased by 41 percent in 2020, concurrent with an increase in first-time fraudsters. It’s been suggested that the recent spike in identity fraud is due to a combination of...

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Police Checks within the Australian education system

Posted by National Crime Check on 28/05/2021

The Australian education system is considered one of the best in the world, made up of thousands of dedicated childcare workers, preschools teachers, primary and secondary teachers, universities lecturers, TAFE teachers and private educators. Teaching is also considered one of Australia's most stable professions and the Australian Bureau of Statistics...

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Be on the lookout for scammers and fraudsters!

Posted by Martin Lazarevic on 17/05/2021

The pandemic has brought up many unexpected effects, but one that isn’t surprising to me is the increase in scammers and fraudsters. Scammers and fraudsters are known to exploit uncertain and chaotic times to capitalise on insecure accounts and to trick vulnerable people, costing millions to economies around the world....

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Announcing InstaID Document Verification Services

Posted by National Crime Check on 13/05/2021

National Crime Check is an accredited gateway into the DVS (Document Verification System) allowing for at-source verification of government-issued documents. In today's world, validating a person's identity is a fundamental process for safety and security, for small and larger organisations. Take real estate, where just one misleading client can undermine...

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Right to Work - right at your fingertips!

Posted by Martin Lazarevic on 27/04/2021

We’ve created a new standalone Right to Work product that means you’ll be able to process Right to Work checks without the need to conduct full police checks. Speed and efficiency right at your fingertips! You’ll be able to check a candidate’s work rights whenever you need to and the...

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The REST Data Access API is now live

Posted by National Crime Check on 20/04/2021

We've just released a new api, the REST Data Access API, which can be used to access various aspects of a user account. While our other APIs are service-based; they focus on a particular product -- police checks, identity checks, etc -- this new API is different in that it...

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Why do Australian charities need to perform Police Checks?

Posted by National Crime Check on 16/04/2021

Unquestionably, charities and non-profits are run by amazing people, achieving extraordinary things. At NCC, our team has the pleasure of working with charities like the St Vincent de Paul Society and have seen the outcomes that volunteers can have on those who need our help.  We can not say enough...

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The differences between a Working with Children Check, and a Police Check.

Posted by National Crime Check on 07/04/2021

In 2017, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reported nearly 2 million children aged between 0–12 in Childcare and early childhood education institutes across Australia. The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) reported that the total entitlements for childcare subsidies were $1.8 million for the March quarter...

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Remote identity verification - what is it and why use it?

Posted by National Crime Check on 17/03/2021

As technology continues to improve, interactions and transactions between businesses and users are moving online. One aspect of technology required of this movement is remote identity verification, which is becoming increasingly common in many industries such as banks, telehealth, recruitment and administration. This means businesses can enrol, onboard and authenticate...

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How are financial firms & banks protecting against fraud?

Posted by National Crime Check on 01/03/2021

When hiring a new employee, your company needs to consider several factors, especially if your business is within the finance sector. Skills and experience are important factors, but so is character. That's why financial companies should always carry out a Police Check on a potential employee or applicant. Fraud reports...

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Understanding safety in Australia's growing Gig Economy

Posted by National Crime Check on 02/02/2021

If you haven't heard of the term 'Gig Economy' before, you're not alone. It's not a term that is often used outside of the industry. However, you've likely familiar with a fair few Gig Economy companies such as Uber and Airtasker, who have taken over entire industries in a matter...

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Why small businesses need identity verification

Posted by National Crime Check on 08/12/2020

Small businesses account for almost 98% of Australia’s total businesses. They account for 35% of Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employ 44% of Australia’s workforce (according to Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s Small Business Counts Report 2019). Small businesses truly are the backbone of the Australian economy....

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Hiring in the aged care sector

Posted by National Crime Check on 04/12/2020

With an ageing population and increased life expectancy comes a growing demand for aged care services in Australia. The main users of aged care services - people aged over 85 - are expected to increase at least four-fold by 2047. This will mean the aged care workforce must expand significantly...

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VOI identity verification in the remote workforce with NCC’s InstaID+

Posted by National Crime Check on 13/08/2020

National Crime Check (NCC) partnering with Finance Brokers Association of Australia Limited (FBAA), are supporting brokers with their latest safe, secure, fast and cost-effective means to identity verification. NCC is a Government accredited provider of National Police Checking Services in Australia and they are providing their services to FBAA members....

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Introducing our new renewals feature

Posted by Martin Lazarevic on 25/06/2020

Does your employee still have a legal right to work? Have they recently had an incident that affects their suitability for the role? We all know that people are dynamic, as are their circumstances. A single background check prior to a candidate’s employment no longer cuts the mustard when it...

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Gig economy certificate sharing now available

Posted by National Crime Check on 06/04/2020

We are pleased to announce the recent launch of our gig economy certificate sharing platform. If you're a gig economy or rideshare driver/partner looking to expand your reach onto other platforms, you can be onboarded quickly and easily by reusing your existing police check result certificate, within three months of...

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Here to help you through COVID-19

Posted by National Crime Check on 30/03/2020

Well it’s been an interesting start to the year to say the least, and there’s no telling how long the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) will continue to affect individuals and businesses around the world. Most informed estimates would suggest the impacts will be felt for quite a while yet....

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5 reasons why you should handle your police checks (and not your employees)

Posted by National Crime Check on 28/02/2017

Hands up anyone who’s got too much time on their hands… Yep. We thought so. For the majority of HR departments, the decision to leave police checks to applicants is a perceived necessity to reduce the workload on staff and avoid adding extra pressure to a department with already stretched...

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Police Checking your new recruits: Where to begin?

Posted by National Crime Check on 16/12/2016

The pace of change in the human resources world is unrelenting and the digital age has brought a myriad of risk management challenges along with it. There was a time where reference checking, due diligence on a person’s work history and – in some cases – a ‘gut feeling’ were...

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Employee risks you must address (even if you didn't think so)

Posted by National Crime Check on 24/11/2016

Reducing risk in the workplace – whether a health or safety, general security or Internet/cyber security risk – is a priority for forward-thinking employers but one that will largely be overlooked until an incident rears its ugly head. The everyday demands of business tend to get in the way of...

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Checklist for your Police Checks: What do you need to cover?

Posted by National Crime Check on 09/11/2016

The process of conducting background checks on potential – and, in some cases, existing – employees is increasing at a brisk rate. As incidents of employee fraud, misconduct and negligent hiring litigation continue to rise, more and more businesses see background checks as a fundamental HR and risk management process....

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