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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.
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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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Whether your organization is looking to onboard service providers as quickly and safely as possible or you use a proprietary HR platform, Sterling offers highly configurable API options with dedicated support to help you create a seamless brand experience. We provide our clients with:
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