Identity verification is a critical component in protecting a business, its clients, and its employees. Remote work has presented new potential security risks and, while remote hiring streamlines the onboarding process, it also presents complications when it comes to identity verification. According to top HR professionals, nearly 1 in 5 companies has experienced some form of candidate identity fraud. Identity verification could be in the form of device verification via SIM cards that will act as unique identifiers and transmit location. Secure uploads of documents will be standard with artificial intelligence to ensure authenticity. Facial recognition, biometric matching, and live video chat will also be used for identity proofing and verification.