August 21st, 2017 | Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions
Sterling Moves Up the Ranks on Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies
Sterling is proud to be included for the eighth time in Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies. Sterling was listed as #3688 out of 5000, up from the 2016 listing of #4557. The designation recognizes our commitment to delivering a simpler, smarter background screening and onboarding experience to employers worldwide. Not only is this a testament to our 82% growth over the past three years, but it is a celebration of our focus and dedication to our customers and employees.
As a leader in the Human Capital Management Industry, Sterling is regularly looked to as a global industry thought-leader on hot topics, such as background screening, onboarding, compliance, drug screening, Form I-9 updates and more. As the employment background screening industry continues to become more saturated, Sterling is focused on strengthening our core business, while expanding our product, automating manual processes and continually innovating our technology, product, client experience and global offerings.
What is the Inc. 5000 List?
The Inc. 500 list ranks companies by their overall growth over a three-year period, using 2013 revenues as a base for growth calculations. The companies listed also have to be privately-owned, based in the United States and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Inc. the origins of the awards, “In 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Since then, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark,” Inc expanded the list to 5000 in 2007, “giving readers a deeper, richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success. Today, the list is a distinguished editorial award, a celebration of innovation, a network of entrepreneurial leaders, and an effective public relations showcase.”
This year the Inc. 5000 list’s top fastest growing company is Skillz, a mobile gaming streaming and competition platform, which provides a space for players to participate in tournaments and for fans to interact. Other companies listed in the top 15 of the list include EnviroSolar, Gametime, Halo Top Creamery and ShipHawk. Based on the list of Inc. 5000 companies, Inc discovered some key demographic points:
- Fasting Growing Industries: Travel & Hospitality, Media, Energy
- Fastest Growing States (by number of companies): California, Texas, Florida
- Fasting Growing Metro Areas (by number of companies): NYC, Washington D.C., Los Angeles
- Biggest Job Creators: Allied Universal: 60,000, AtWork Group: 29, 854, Insight Global: 16,2000
Recognition for Sterling
Sterling, the world’s largest background screening provider, has 20 offices in 9 countries with over 4,000 employees. Sterling provides hiring peace of mind by delivering a simpler, smarter background screening and onboarding experience for employers worldwide. As our technology and organization continues to grow through mergers and acquisitions, we have been recognized with multiple awards for our company, background screening platform as well as our leadership. The awards list includes WorkForce Management Hot List of Background Screening Providers, HR Vendors of the Year Best Background Screening Providers in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, HRO Magazine’s Baker Dozen Best Background Screening Providers, Best in Biz 2016 Executive of the Year and the 2016 Gold Stevie Award for Global Sales Team. We are honored to display the awards that we have achieved in the past year to symbolize the dedication from every person in every Sterling office around the world.
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