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Developer Docs Solutions for the Gig Economy

Sterling offers a complete range of background screening services for fast-growing gig companies, integrated seamlessly into your applicant experience.

Why Sterling for Gig?

No industry rookie, we have been a trusted partner in background screening for over 40 years.

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Powerful API

Our modern, RESTful API is simple to integrate, easily scalable, and fully customizable for your candidate experience.

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Better Screening

We go straight to primary information sources, leveraging exclusive technology and meticulous QA processes.

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Full-Service Solution

From criminal background checks to identity verification and ongoing monitoring, we are a one-stop shop.

Screening for the gig economy is complex. You need a partner you can trust to help you navigate evolving federal and local regulations and keep your customers safe.

What We Have To Offer

Complete Criminal Background Checks

Complete Criminal Background Checks

Sterling uses powerful proprietary technology and a multi-step process to deliver reliable results and uncover criminal records that might be missed by other providers. 90% of our criminal checks are complete within a day. Criminal Background Checks include...

  • Social Security Number Trace: More reliable than searching only by the name and location provided, the trace returns additional addresses and alternate names to search on a candidate.
  • CourtDirect™: It’s critical to go directly to where criminal records are housed: the courts. Our technology provides direct digital access to 2,400 U.S. jurisdictions. A cornerstone of our business is to own more of our end-to-end data pipeline than anyone else in the industry, which allows us to provide faster turnaround times and reduces the opportunity for error.
  • Enhanced Nationwide: A search of this national criminal record database generates leads on where to run additional searches. It is an important step, but all information must be validated at the court level.
  • Locator Select: Whether working or vacationing, candidates have all spent time in counties outside their official residence. This tool allows us to expand the footprint of the search beyond address history and uncover records that might otherwise go unsearched.
  • Sex Offender Search: Other databases can contain outdated or incomplete information—Sterling searches the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Sex Offender Public Website records to provide more accurate, real-time data directly from the state sex offender registries.
  • QA & Record Verification: Sterling builds quality controls into our reporting process and applies Federal and State laws in reporting criminal records.
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Identity Solutions

Know who you're hiring upfront with Sterling Identity Verification, which provides a fast, convenient, and mobile experience for applicants.

Workforce Monitoring

Workforce Monitoring

Ongoing monitoring notifies companies daily of any changes to employees’ driver records, criminal records, or license status—before they impact your brand and business.

Drug & Health Screening

Drug & Health Screening

Sterling offers full-service drug and health screening, with access to 18,500 test sites and global capabilities.

Motor Vehicle Reports

Motor Vehicle Reports

Sterling makes use of direct state integrations to offer fast, fully compliant Motor Vehicle Reports for all 50 states.

Education, Employment, and License Verifications

Education, Employment, and License Verifications

Sterling can quickly and accurately verify education and job history, industry certifications, licenses, and accreditations.

Global Screening Options

Global Screening Options

Sterling has reach in 195 countries and provides information you can trust as you expand your global presence.

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Sterling API

Integrate in days, not months. We have developed industry-pioneering features in response to the evolving needs of our gig clients—our powerful API reflects our continual investment in technology.

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Global Reach and Expertise

Sterling has reach in 195 countries and our in-house compliance team includes experts in international markets.

Global Reach and Expertise

We’ve been proud to partner with companies at every stage in their evolution to protect their brands with trusted background screening.

Sylvan
National Wildlife Federation
SalesLoft
Blaze Pizza
Skillsoft
Ferrero USA
Design With Reach
Sage Therapeutics
Seattle Cancer Care
Mojio
AIFAI
Blackbird
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