Background Screeners Turn to COVID-19 Testing

July 20th, 2020

Looking for help with testing employees for COVID-19? Try your background screener.

Background-screening companies have begun offering COVID-19 testing and administration services as a natural extension of their existing business offerings. These providers, which conduct pre-employment background checks on job candidates, are leveraging relationships with nationwide laboratories, along with established technology platforms and compliance expertise, to help organizations test employees who are returning to the workplace.

New York City-based Sterling is one background screener now offering such end-to-end health testing services.

“We’ve seen a growing desire for testing as part of companies’ return-to-the-workplace planning,” said Peter Lehman, chief strategy officer for Sterling. “Organizations want to know who to test and how often, the best place to get testing, and the best way to manage the process of receiving and reporting on results.”

“Sterling offers testing for the active virus as well as antibody tests,” Lehman said.

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