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Best Comprehensive
Enterprise Solution

For the fourth year in a row, Sterling has won the HR Tech Award for Best Comprehensive Solution for Enterprises, recognized for our fast turnaround times, transparency, and ability to scale for even the largest hiring volumes.

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Why Sterling?

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Global Market Leader

Deep regional expertise, local service proficiency, and reliable global fulfillment capabilities.

Verticalized Approach

Deep market expertise with services specifically designed to meet the needs of clients’ businesses and industries.

Powerful Technology

Tech-enabled services for simplified client and candidate experiences, robust integrations, and fast turnaround times.

Client-centric Products

Innovative, scalable, and customized solutions that help improve processes and speed.


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Kimberly Clark
Texas A&M
Amnesty Intl
Siemens’ essential businesses have been critical in keeping America’s vital services and critical infrastructure up and running during the COVID-19 pandemic. In locations where we do not have trained personnel onsite, we have engaged two staffing agencies, along with Sterling for background checks, to hire hundreds of medical professionals to assist in temperature screenings at many of our manufacturing facilities.

Mary Hassler

Program Manager
Siemens Flex-Force Program
It's important for us to have a partner who works with other clients that are in our space. This is extremely important because Sterling is able to offer perspective and knowledge that applies specifically to the unique needs of my business.

Ebony Brumfield

Employment Practices and Compliance Manager
Sterling’s people listened to us and really understood what we needed as a business. They had the compliance experience on global regulations and legal requirements that meant we were confident in their abilities to provide the support we needed.

Jo Scott

Global Project Manager
Child Safeguarding and Talent
The LEGO® Group
Since 2014, Sterling has been helping us shape a successful hiring program with products and solutions best suited for our business. By applying a Client Matrix Adjudication grid, we've experienced a decrease in review rate by more than 13%, improved efficiency, and enabled a faster and more compliant hiring process.
Sterling has been a great partner. Not only is the system easy to use for our candidates, but the speed and efficiency in getting our results back from our background screenings are both vital to getting new hires working as soon as possible.To top it off, the service we receive from our Client Success Partner is unmatched with frequent check-ins, fast response time, and overall service that is focused on our business. We look forward to continuing our partnership."
The way Sterling is set up with their integrations with various court systems gets faster results, which is something we have not seen in other providers. In addition, the teams are set up to support different verticals, and for us, having leaders on Sterling’s side that understand retail was an edge we had not experienced before.

JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores

Director, Human Resources

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