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Put Your Brand’s Best Foot Forward

A shortage of talent, high employee turnover, seasonal demand fluctuation – as the trusted screening partner of more than a quarter of the top 50 US retailers, Sterling understands the retail industry’s need for fast, cost-effective and comprehensive background checks.

Improving how proprietors offer goods and services.

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Hire fast. Hire with confidence.

A strong retail brand helps to attract and retain top talent. As part of your hiring process, it is key to be able to conduct background checks quickly and accurately so you can start hiring today!

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Southeastern Grocers, Inc. Case Study

Discover how we helped one of the largest supermarket companies in the U.S. reduce their turnaround time by 37% and streamline their hiring process through automation, improving efficiency and creating an exceptional candidate experience.

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Recruit & Retain: 3 Tips to Working Smarter

To continue to grow and expand your brand in an extremely competitive hiring landscape, it’s critical that your employees are aligned to your company’s values, goals and culture. Here are three surprisingly easy-to-implement tactics that can complement your hiring strategy.

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The Sterling Difference


We combine our advanced technology with a superior fulfillment engine to deliver simpler, more efficient background checks – no matter how many employees or retail locations you have.


Our unique automated court record collection allows us to beat the average background check turnaround time by being up to 4x faster, even during peak hiring seasons.


Our dedicated Retail account management team has decades of experience in the Retail industry, giving us the ability to tailor products and services based on your background screening requirements, such as job roles or retail locations.


Sterling’s in-depth knowledge of the background screening industry and various hiring laws and regulations helps you promote the highest standards of compliance.

Candidate Experience

Our mobile-enabled candidate portal makes it quick and easy for candidates to complete the background check process – reducing candidate drop-off and getting them hired sooner.


We understand the risks associated with dishonest and undesirable employees, from compromised safety to inventory shrinkage. With Sterling’s background screening solutions you can be confident that you’re hiring the highest quality candidates without the risk of a questionable background.


Background Screening Services

Criminal Background Checks - Our comprehensive background screening services raise the safety bar to help ensure faster, accurate hiring decisions.

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Employment Verifications

We validate who you are hiring in advance with thorough verification services backed by our own powerful fulfillment engine.

Learn about Employment Verifications
Drug & Health Screening

Improve workplace safety with an array of pre-and post-drug and alcohol tests, health screenings and DOT services.

Learn about Drug & Health Screening


Want to talk background checks or brainstorm about hiring solutions? Need us to just listen? Whatever the reason, we are here to help.

General Inquiries


866 881 2011

SterlingNOW Support

Please reach out to us at or message us using the help chat at If you'd like a phone call, send us your phone number.

Client Services


888 889 5248
+1 646 829 3382

Corporate Address

1 State Street Plaza
New York, NY 10004