Aaron's Department simplifies DBS checks with OneID®

Aaron’s Department, a leading provider of Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for organisations, has entered into a strategic partnership with OneID®. This collaboration aims to streamline and expedite the verification process while maintaining stringent security standards.

Addressing Industry Challenges: 

A 2023 Cifas report stated that identity fraud accounted for 66% of all fraud. Since the pandemic, the use of synthetic identities has also risen by 84%. Businesses looking to hire need a more concrete way to verify that their candidates are who they say they are.

Streamlining Verification Processes:

The partnership comes at a critical time, with many HR practitioners (48%) citing time constraints as a barrier to conducting thorough background checks. Inaccurate information and data entry errors further complicate an already intricate process.

'By making the DBS ID Check process document-free, Aaron's Department and OneID will deliver a frictionless, fast and more accurate DBS check process.' 

Keith Mabbitt, Chief Customer Officer, OneID®

The OneID® Advantage

By leveraging OneID®'s bank-verified digital identity verification solution, Aaron's Department aims to revolutionise DBS checks. OneID®'s approach eliminates the need for traditional document-based verification methods, offering a more inclusive solution while ensuring the integrity of the process.

As the sole Identity Service Provider (IDSP) certified by the Home Office for DBS ID checks without document scanning, OneID® ensures the high GPG45 confidence level necessary for Standard, Basic, and Enhanced DBS checks.

'At Aaron's Department we are delighted to partner with OneID for Digital ID checks. With the increasing need for secure and rapid identity verification, our collaboration will empower organisations using our services to streamline their operations while ensuring the highest standards of security and compliance.
We are looking forward to offering these Digital ID checks as both a standalone product, as well as using it alongside our DBS checks to fast-track the identity process.'
Duncan Horsfall, MD, Aaron's Department

Efficiency and Cost Savings

OneID® expedites DBS ID checks by simultaneously verifying applicants’ identity and address through bank-verified data. This accelerates processing times and reduces costs associated with traditional verification methods. Industries such as healthcare, where pre-employment checks can take over 20 days, stand to benefit significantly from this streamlined approach.

Looking Ahead

Aaron's Department and OneID® are committed to driving innovation in identity verification, empowering businesses with efficient and reliable solutions. This partnership marks a significant step towards modernising DBS checks, ensuring a smoother experience for employers and employees.

About OneID®

OneID® is the only document-free and truly digital identity service provider that creates absolute certainty between a business and an individual in real time. By leveraging bank-verified data, OneID® brings speed, simplicity and compliance to the digital identification process.

Our digital ID services use the most advanced counter-fraud measures to help protect banks, businesses and individuals from online identity fraud. By streamlining existing ID processes, including payments, direct debits, onboarding and more, we help businesses reduce operational costs, increase sales and improve customer engagement. 

As the UK’s only identity service with access to bank-verified information,  around 50 million individuals in the UK can use OneID® to prove their credentials online – instantly, without any app download or account creation. OneID® is government-certified, regulated by the FCA and is a B Corp business. 

Headquartered in the UK, we have brought together the best people in Digital Identity, Payments, Banking, Technology and Government to ensure we make the world a safer place.

About Aaron's Department

Aaron's Department Ltd are a leading provider of pre-employment screening solutions, specialising in DBS Checks, Digital ID Checks, and Right to Work Checks. Aaron’s Department empower employers across the UK to make informed decisions about their workforce, fostering a safe and secure work environment. Their commitment to excellence ensures that employers receive accurate and timely results, allowing them to make informed hiring decisions with confidence.

Aaron's Department's exceptional customer service is evident in the strong relationships they’ve built with their clients. They understand the unique needs of each business and tailor their services accordingly. Their user-friendly online platform streamlines the screening process, saving employers valuable time and resources.


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