July 7th, 2017 | Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

SterlingONE Enhancements Uncomplicates the Onboarding Process

Employers focus on making the onboarding process easier for new employees. But, what about making the process easier for HR professionals? Today, HR professionals have continually shifting priorities, internal demands, technology updates and changes to the job market. In a competitive market, employers can no longer afford to have anything less than a consistent, simple and personalized experience for their candidates. Your background screening platform should guide you through all of your background screening and onboarding needs in an effective manner. 49% of the respondents in the recently released Sterling Background Screening Trends and Best Practices Report stated they think that having the technology that allows digital consent forms with eSignatures would improve the candidate experience.

It is important for HR teams to select a background screening platform to provide a seamless, consistent candidate experience. Finding the perfect background screening platform is like putting together a great meal – you need all the right ingredients! Find out everything you need to know before investing in a new platform in our eBook, The Ingredients of the Perfect Background Screening Platform.

Flexible Onboarding

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Sterling can help a company make a great first impression for their newest employees. From offer letters and background screening to I-9 and E-Verify, Sterling streamlines the onboarding process so that everything goes smoothly and HR professionals can focus on more important tasks.

Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions are an essential part of any business’ onboarding process. Sterling’s I-9 management solution has the tools for HR teams to manage the Form I-9 process from start to finish, including form completion, data migration, validation, audit, remediation and storage. Through real-time validation, precise error detection and simple remediation, manual I-9 processing time can be reduced by up to 75%. Most importantly, compliance is incorporated into best practice workflows, helping HR teams stay up-to-date with the most current forms and federal updates.

Onboarding Platform Management Updates

Sterling releases quarterly platform and product updates to inform our clients of the latest changes in the background screening industry. We work to continuously improve quality, compliance and turnaround time on the SterlingONE platform. Our goal is to make the candidate hiring experience easier with positive changes happening for both the employer and the job candidate. SterlingONE’s Q2 product updates give businesses the flexibility to adjust company profiles and manage onboarding tasks within their current dashboard.

Group Task Management

HR teams often don’t know who will be available or scheduled to onboard a new hire on their first day of work at the time that they assign an I-9 or onboarding task to a candidate. The creation of the group task assignment feature solves that problem by bypassing the need to assign an individual verifier on task initiation. The feature still ensures ownership and visibility for the group of potential verifiers as the task due date approaches.

Creating a Company Profile

Many employers and HR teams are responsible for onboarding candidates across multiple states, or for several companies in the case of a recruiting agency. With potentially discrete company information for each hiring site (company name and address, state tax IDs, etc.), this can require maintaining these details separately and duplicating data entry efforts. Sterling has created a company profile task in SterlingONE where HR teams can store the employer details under one account instead of manually enter in this information for multiple offices. Companies will be able to onboard candidates quicker, minimize the potential for human error and have an overall smoother experience.

SterlingONE delivers greater hiring efficiency from the decision to day one with exceptional cloud technology and customer service. Sterling is committed to providing hiring peace of mind with our scalable and centralized solutions. We want to maximize the hiring workflow efficiency for both candidates and employers, while still staying on top of compliance and turnaround times. Learn more about how to transform your company’s hiring process and improve the candidate experience by visiting the Sterling’ website or by calling us at 800.899.2272.

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