Integration to Provide Enhanced Hiring Solutions for Gig Economy

April 26th, 2019

NEW YORK, NY (April 26, 2019)—Sterling, one of the world’s leading background and identity services providers, is pleased to announce its partnership with San Francisco-based Fountain, a modern hiring software that sources, screens, and conducts onboarding for prospective workers. The companies join forces to provide user-friendly applications that allow employers to recruit and vet candidates more efficiently than ever before.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Fountain, combining their targeted expertise in the gig economy, franchises, and small business with Sterling’s decades of trusted experience in specialized background screening solutions and innovation,” said Josh Peirez, CEO of Sterling.

“As the gig economy continues to grow, all stages of the hiring process have transformed,” said Keith Ryu, CEO of Fountain. “This partnership offers peace of mind knowing that each candidate has been thoroughly vetted using the latest HR technology, while maintaining the rapid onboarding that is expected in this industry.”

Benefits of the new integration include:

  • Advanced screening techniques such as a pre-screening feature, displaying only the most suitable candidates
  • Hiring managers interact seamlessly with candidates through SMS-driven communications
  • Candidates can quickly finish the hiring process with electronic document signing and uploads at their fingertips
  • Recruiters and hiring managers are granted access to all their background checks within Fountain, avoiding logging into multiple systems

“We are all involved, in one way or another, in today’s gig economy—whether as a user of services or as a provider,” added Matthew Gay, Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Channel Partners at Sterling. “Our hope is to use this integration as a means to create a safer environment for both companies and consumers alike, and to continue benefitting the community at large.”

About Sterling

Sterling—a leading provider of background and identity services—provides a foundation of trust and safety that spans across industries, professions and borders. Our technology-powered services help organizations create great environments for their workers, partners and customers. Sterling has 20 offices in nine countries and conducts more than 75 million searches annually. Visit Sterling online at

About Fountain

Fountain’s hiring automation software powers the on-demand labor market to source, screen, hire and onboard nearly 1 million applicants each month. Since inception, teams across 50 countries use Fountain to save millions of work-hours and communicate with more than 10+ million applicants. Our mission is to open opportunities for the new global workforce. Fountain’s customers include Uber Eats, Safeway, Airbnb, Deliveroo, and Shipt. Visit us at to learn more.

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