Advanced Screening Solutions for Financial and Business Services

Protect your clients, capital, and reputation while managing complex regulatory compliance requirements.
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Create a Great Work Environment

The public relies on your business and it is an integral part of the economy. As representatives of your company, many of your employees engage regularly with your customers, partners, and communities, and many have access to sensitive information and critical technology. Creating a people-first culture built upon a foundation of trust and safety is key to preserving your corporate culture and protecting your employees, as well as those with whom they interact.

Keep Business Moving Forward

Across financial services, professional services, and real estate firms, your employees should embody core values most important to your business and culture. This means demonstrating expertise and encompassing your company values on day one and throughout the length of their employment.
Our deep proficiency in your industry allows us to make best practice recommendations about pre- and post-hire employment screening and identity services that can be customized to match the unique needs of your firm.
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We feel safer with Sterling. We aren’t experts in background checks, but Sterling is. We’re not just confident in the products Sterling offers, but we’re confident in Sterling’s team.”
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Amanda Giunta,

Recruiting Manager, Analysis Group

Financial Services

As the regulatory landscape continues to quickly change for the global financial services industry, so has the need for a streamlined onboarding process to attract and keep top talent. Sterling is leading the way in leveraging proprietary technology and partnerships to meet this need through a streamlined candidate experience, industry leading turnaround times, and innovative solutions to global regulatory requirements. Our global Financial Services team is uniquely positioned to provide best practice recommendations to ensure your firm is retaining top talent, from onboarding to post-hire monitoring, as well as through specialized services such as social media searches and fingerprinting.

Professional and Legal Services

Organizations in the professional and legal services space understand the need for consultative teams to work hand-in-hand with clients to ensure value is felt in every engagement. In working with some of the world’s largest organizations in this space, we have built an experienced team to help you create comprehensive pre-to-post hire programs that meet the requirements of your organization and your clients. Our global scale allows us to support your organization around the world and with local expertise, allowing you to focus on strengthening your business.

Real Estate

From your corporate leadership team to corporate or residential building support staff, your people execute your vision and represent your brand. The need to create project teams quickly and with the right people is crucial to maintain and grow your competitive standing in today’s market. Sterling’s ability to quickly and compliantly screen candidates to support your corporate and client projects is unrivaled, especially in this competitive space. We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, providing services including extensive criminal checks, employment, education and professional license verifications, drug and health screening, and executive background checks, supporting both US and global expansion efforts.
As the regulatory landscape continues to quickly change for the global financial services industry, so has the need for a streamlined onboarding process to attract and keep top talent. Sterling is leading the way in leveraging proprietary technology and partnerships to meet this need through a streamlined candidate experience, industry leading turnaround times, and innovative solutions to global regulatory requirements. Our global Financial Services team is uniquely positioned to provide best practice recommendations to ensure your firm is retaining top talent, from onboarding to post-hire monitoring, as well as through specialized services such as social media searches and fingerprinting.
Organizations in the professional and legal services space understand the need for consultative teams to work hand-in-hand with clients to ensure value is felt in every engagement. In working with some of the world’s largest organizations in this space, we have built an experienced team to help you create comprehensive pre-to-post hire programs that meet the requirements of your organization and your clients. Our global scale allows us to support your organization around the world and with local expertise, allowing you to focus on strengthening your business.
From your corporate leadership team to corporate or residential building support staff, your people execute your vision and represent your brand. The need to create project teams quickly and with the right people is crucial to maintain and grow your competitive standing in today’s market. Sterling’s ability to quickly and compliantly screen candidates to support your corporate and client projects is unrivaled, especially in this competitive space. We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, providing services including extensive criminal checks, employment, education and professional license verifications, drug and health screening, and executive background checks, supporting both US and global expansion efforts.

We Support Financial and Business Services Clients and Candidates Around the Globe

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Services Tailored for Your Industry

The specific screening needs of every business differ, typically reflecting a unique culture that enables success. Sterling’s decades of experience can be leveraged to design a customizable and scalable solution for your organization.
Global Background Checks

Today’s workforce is global, making a robust background check even more important. Sterling offers an in-depth suite of services to allow for screening throughout the world. We work alongside you and operate within your company’s unique workflow, as well as keep you in the know on regional regulatory changes. Our regional support teams are local and ready to help when and where you need it.

Our international background checks include: International Criminal Record Searches in 195 countries and countless other territories worldwide | Education Verifications | Employment Verifications | And more…

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Liens, Judgments, and Bankruptcies

For individuals in positions of trust and authority over your financial operations, assessing risk associated with new hires and existing employees is critical. Our Liens, Judgments, and Bankruptcies solutions help you make the decision whether there is a need to disqualify them from certain functions or establish supervisory controls for safety and security. This may also include certain sensitive positions that make large-scale purchasing decisions.

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Due Diligence

Hiring a new executive requires an additional layer of trust and assurance. Whether you are hiring a new CEO, an M&A partner, or new board member, you should feel confident no surprises are waiting to be uncovered by shareholders, the media, or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Completed by our private investigations subsidiary, Sterling Diligence, our executive background checks are trusted by Fortune 100 companies.

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Executive Investigations

There has never been a greater need for a strong investigations partner. Whether you are hiring a new CEO, an M&A partner, or a new board member, you should feel confident that no surprises are waiting to be uncovered by shareholders, the media, or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Having a reliable partner to run an extensive background check helps identify possible risks, past criminal activity, conflicts of interest, links to financial or organized crime, verification of credentials, issues of reputation and character, or omissions of materials information.

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Social Media Searches

With social media becoming a fundamental way billions engage with each other, social media background checks are increasing in popularity to minimize risk of a bad hire. Sterling has partnered with Fama to offer clients the ability to screen potential and current employees using publicly available online information. Our solution helps organizations build great cultures by identifying traits that align with an organization’s values, while also enhancing ethical decision-making and compliance by proactively recognizing risk-creating behaviors such as bigotry, racism, and sexism.

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Fingerprinting
Sterling offers fingerprinting services as a biometric check for identity purposes, and to screen candidates for employment and job promotion. Sterling Identity offers a national network of hundreds of collection sites, certified with the FBI, FINRA, and NMLS to submit electronic fingerprints directly. Sterling’s fingerprinting services uses digital fingerprint capture technology that reduces rejection rates and speeds up processing time, with an average turnaround time of less than 24 hours.
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70% of criminal history searches close in 1 hour

Speed and Ability to Scale

In the financial and business category – be it credit reports, executive investigations, or liens, judgements, bankruptcies + credit – fast turnaround times help decrease time-to-hire so you can focus on increasing productivity. With 70% of our criminal history searches closing in under one hour, we help yield a positive candidate experience while assisting clients to quickly address workforce shortage and recruitment challenges. We combine our advanced technology with a superior fulfillment engine to deliver a simpler, more efficient background check program – no matter how many employees or unique needs you have.

Adapting Over Time

A compliant, risk-averse background screening program is not a “set it and forget it” effort. With your regulatory landscape constantly evolving, we believe a strong partnership with our industry-focused client success team is essential. Their unrivaled subject matter expertise, coupled with our strategic partnerships with industry regulators and human capital platform providers, allows your firm to adapt and grow with your evolving hiring strategy.
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