Whitepaper: Streamlining BPSS Checks with Konfir

By Tom McAuliffe

The Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) is a cornerstone of employment verification in the UK. Traditional methods of BPSS screening can be cumbersome, time-consuming, and prone to errors. Konfir, a UK-based Employment Verification platform, is changing the game with its innovative approach.

We’re launching a whitepaper detailing how Konfir’s holistic approach to Employment Verification can be used to quickly and compliantly complete BPSS standard Employment checks. 

The Konfir Way

Konfir is revolutionising the BPSS screening process by leveraging data from various sources like Open Banking, HMRC, and Payroll systems. The platform is designed to be fast, secure, and compliant with the UK’s Digital Identity & Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF). Konfir is the only certified solution under this framework for Employment and Gap in Employment attributes.

How it works

1. The candidate accesses Konfir via a link or as part of an existing workflow

2. The candidate provides permission to access data via Open Banking and Payroll platforms

3. Konfir collects and personalises all the information to the verifier’s needs

4. The candidate’s data is instantly shared with the verifier

The average time a candidate takes to complete Konfir is just 2-3 minutes, and the platform boasts an 80%+ candidate conversion rate.

BPSS Compliance

Konfir ensures compliance with BPSS requirements by verifying various aspects:

Periods and Type of Employment: Konfir returns employer names, start dates, end dates, and if available, contracted hours and job titles

Periods of Self-Employment: Konfir can connect to both personal and business bank accounts to return data for self-employed individuals

Employment gaps: Konfir can return evidence of consistent income and verify specific activity through both credit and debit data

Secure Screening Services and Konfir

Secure Screening Services has integrated Konfir’s API into its platform to make checks faster, safer, and more accurate.

Using Konfir will limit mistakes in the process, reduce fraud and allow us to be more proactive” said Martin Price of Secure Screening Services.

The main driver for implementing Konfir was to reduce the turnaround time and costs for checks. By using Konfir, Secure Screening Services aims to focus more on value-adding initiatives for their client base.

Dive Deeper: Read the White Paper

This blog post only scratches the surface of what Konfir can do to streamline and secure your BPSS compliance process. For a comprehensive understanding and to explore the technical details, we highly recommend reading the full white paper.

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