September 27th, 2018 | Vincenza Caruso-Valente, Sterling Talent Solutions
Sterling Sponsors 2018 SIA’s 40 Under 40 Leaders List
The temporary or contractor worker sector (or the gig economy) is growing at a rapid rate and will continue to influence the US economy for many decades to come. It has transformed how organizations are sourcing for their talent and how the definition of a “worker” has evolved. Nearly 35% of the U.S. Workforce is part of the gig economy. Today’s contingent workforce includes highly skilled specialists and consultants that can be found in nearly every industry. Large corporations are continually hiring more flexible, contingent workers to fill their staff.
Impact of the Gig Economy
The On Demand economy is revolutionizing consumer behavior – whether customers want an on demand landscaper, doctor, stylist, massage therapist or another type of service provider trust, safety and professionalism are essential. It is still early days for the emerging regulatory landscape in the gig economy. However, it is clear background checks are a key focal point for compliance in the sharing economy. The staffing industry has been extremely impacted by the gig economy leading to many discussions on how to maximize the talent supply chain of the On-Demand workforce. This topic and more will be discussed at the Staffing Industry Analyst (SIA) Collaboration in the Gig Economy Conference October 4-5 in Dallas.
SIA’s 40 Under 40 Leader List
Sterling is excited to be the 2018 sponsor of SIA’s annual 40 Under 40 list. Each year, SIA recognizes a unique set of leaders who are impacting the staffing industry. The 40 influential individuals named to the list this year come from varied and diverse backgrounds, making their mark through innovation, efficiencies, diligence and a passion for improving lives. The list is not a ranking but a recognition of talented professionals elevating the industry. A reception to honor the 40 Under 40 leaders will take place during the Collaboration in the Gig Economy Conference.
“The impact these rising stars have on the global talent marketplace is far-reaching. Their successes, creativity, determination and vision help fuel advancements and initiatives that enable thriving enterprise,” said Lou Paglia, Chief Innovation Officer at Sterling. “We congratulate this year’s honorees on their many accomplishments and contributions.”
Native Background Screening in Hours Not Days
Hiring in today’s candidate-driven market is challenging. Staffing agencies are facing a shortage of talent, intense competition, complex program requirements, and increased pressure from clients and candidates to improve the hiring experience.
As the trusted partner of more than half of the top 20 staffing agencies, including all of the top five, Sterling understands these challenges better than any other background screening provider. Our advanced technology and years of industry knowledge and expertise helps staffing organizations optimize their screening and hiring processes, making it easy for candidates to choose a job with them. Some of the Sterling differences are:
- Speed & Quality: With the industry’s best turnaround times, Sterling helps to decrease time-to-hire – to allow for increased productivity as a result of placing candidates faster and deliver on your clients’ expectations. Our innovative fulfillment automation is built from a proprietary AI based collection and parsing technology, significantly accelerating criminal record fulfillment. Sterling closes 90% of our searches within one day and 66% of searches within one hour. Our process also allows for the flexibility to configure and apply CMA rules by client, by package, by position, etc. in real time.
- Technology: We have adapted and evolved Our technology to benefit not only the user experience, but the candidate experience as well. It offers an array of features to the user which includes streamlining complex workflows such as bulk ordering capabilities, custom screening pages by client or job role, along with simplified invoicing across clients and office locations and access to real-time reporting. For the candidate this includes a mobile first experience, which allows for an agile invitation completion process. Our upcoming Candidate Hub release will provide a streamlined, candidate onboarding process with a native mobile experience.
- Expertise: Our dedicated account management team has decades of experience in the staffing industry – with expertise gained from working both as and with clients.
- Industry Focus: With the most comprehensive product suite in the industry, Sterling can fulfill any screening need, no matter what industry, job role, or client a staffing agency is hiring for. And because our client list spans across every vertical, you can turn to us for industry benchmarking, best practices, and expert recommendations.
Sterling’s Innovation and Technology
Sterling has been an innovator in background screening since our founding over 40 years ago as a polygraph company. That history of innovation and service is what’s made us a favorite of the staffing industry for decades. David Bloom, Vice President of On Demand API at Sterling, will be announcing a pioneering new solution in a Tech Showcase at the Collaboration in the Gig Economy Conference on Thursday, October 4th at 10:35 am on the Tech & Product Showcase Stage in Room Dallas D-F.
Stop by Sterling’s Kiosk V at the expo to discuss how Sterling enables success for all staffing company types and meet their background screening needs.
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