COVID-19 Update: Despite court closures in many areas, Sterling is still able to complete criminal checks with minimal disruption thanks to our proprietary end-to-end automation that allows us to access court information. For additional info on how Sterling is handling the COVID-19 situation, please visit our COVID-19 page.

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

Scale

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.

Speed

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.

Expertise

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.

Compliance

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.

Reliability

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.

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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

Sterling provides a foundation of safety and trust.

Our vision is to make the world a safer place. And we know the right people make all the difference — in your workplace, hospitals, and schools, to name a few. As a global leader in background and identity services, Sterling can help you navigate uncertainty, and hire with confidence. We'll empower your business to make smarter, faster, safer hiring decisions. Whether you're looking for background check services or want to chat through complex compliance issues — we're here to help.

General Inquiries

Canada

866 881 2011

SterlingNOW Support

Please reach out to us at support@sterlingnow.io or message us using the help chat at sterlingcheck.com/sterlingnow. If you'd like a phone call, send us your phone number.

Sterling provides a foundation of safety and trust.

Our vision is to make the world a safer place. And we know the right people make all the difference -- in your workplace, hospitals, and schools, to name a few. As a global leader in background and identity services, Sterling can help you navigate uncertainty, and hire with confidence. We'll empower your business to make smarter, faster, safer hiring decisions. Whether you're looking for background check services or want to chat through complex compliance issues -- we're here to help.

General Inquiries

Canada

866 881 2011

SterlingNOW Support

Please reach out to us at support@sterlingnow.io or message us using the help chat at sterlingcheck.com/sterlingnow. If you'd like a phone call, send us your phone number.

Our Offices

Atlanta

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New York

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New York, NY 10004

Portland

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Roseville, CA 95678