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Screening Solutions For The Evolving Global Workforce

As the trusted screening partner of more than half of the top 20 staffing agencies in the US, Sterling understands the intense competition for talent, complex program requirements, and increased pressure our customers face.

Making the process of hiring the best people better.

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Creating Custom Solutions for Today's Workforce

Staffing firms operate in a complex environment serving different industries with unique requirements. Sterling's team of experts are at pace with today's hiring landscape and understand what's necessary to assist our staffing clients develop and implement hiring strategies to improve their screening program.

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Cool Opportunities in a Hot Job Market

In a three-part series published by SIA, Sterling presents top challenges and tips to build a successful seasonal hiring program specific to the demands of the staffing industry and its clients.

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Your Adverse Action Checklist: Getting it Right

Adverse Action is an important process employers are required to follow under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when employment may be denied as a result of a background check. Sterling’s checklist helps determine if you’re getting it right with recommended Do’s and Don’ts.

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The Sterling Difference


With the industry’s fastest turnaround times, we help to decrease time-to-hire so you can increase recruiter productivity, place candidates faster, and deliver on your clients’ expectations.


Our dedicated Staffing account management team has decades of experience in the Staffing industry – with expertise gained from working for both the screening provider and the agency.


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

Industry Focus

No matter what industry, job role, or client you’re hiring for, we can fulfill any screening need with the most comprehensive product suite in the industry. Because we have clients in almost every industry, you can turn to us for industry benchmarking, best practices, and expert recommendations.

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 time-to-hire.


Your clients can be confident that you’re putting forward the highest quality candidates without the risk of a questionable background.

Sterling is a proud member and contributor of SIA and ASA

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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.

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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


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Client Services


888 889 5248
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Corporate Address

1 State Street Plaza
New York, NY 10004