Background Screening Solutions Designed for the Technology Industry

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Driving Efficiency and Innovation

The way people work has changed completely. As the world continues to adjust, technology enables us to establish connections, remain resilient, and help instill a sense of stability in a time of uncertainty. At Sterling, our agility, innovation, and people-first approach also fosters connection, resilience, and stability, while helping you build your hiring process on a foundation of trust and safety.
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Growth and Innovation

We understand that in the technology industry, great candidates go fast, and an inefficient hiring process can be costly. Sterling has invested heavily in technology that creates greater efficiency in the hiring and screening process. Our continuous innovation aims to provide a more streamlined process, more accurate results, accelerate time-to-hire, and reduce compliance risk.
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It has been an extreme pleasure working with our dedicated client success liaison. Our screening times have shortened radically and the communication is outstanding. Sterling’s client success representative continues to go above and beyond for our team to ensure that we have a positive experience. Our bi-weekly calls feel more like old friends catching up. I am confident that everything will be addressed swiftly and with care. We look forward to continuing this great working relationship.”
Recruiting Coordinator
When I was introduced to Sterling, I was thrilled by how great its customer service was, it’s unlike anything I’d seen before from a screening partner.”
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Kelley Dias-Azcona

Employee Engagement Specialist, Human Resources
Quick response, multiple modes of communication, and solutions that are all housed in one place are some of the value-adds that Sterling brings to us, knowing that it is critical to our business.”
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EHS Specialist

IT Services Company
The consistent flow of communication helps build trust. The work Sterling does for us shows the team’s commitment to quality service, over quantity-based account management. Particularly helpful to my team are the timely compliance updates coupled with quick turnaround time whenever we have any questions. Sterling’s focus on service and client support makes them an extension of our team and an important partner for NetApp.”

Juan Jaime

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist
At Election Systems and Software, our mission is to provide valuable, trusted, and proven election systems and services to our nation’s election administrators. Security is at the heart of everything we do – and our employees are central to our success. Thorough background screening is crucial to ensuring that we hire the right people for the important work that we do. Making the decision to partner with Sterling has cut our background check turnaround times in half, and the automation that comes with their background screening software has substantially increased our hiring efficiency. The support they provide is world class, and we are very happy with our partnership.”

Election Systems and Software

Talent Acquisition Manager
Forget One Size Fits All
Your organization has its own set of rules, regulations and best practices. At Sterling, a dedicated team of technology industry focused representatives, client services managers, and support specialists can give you niche industry expertise optimizing your screening process. Everything from technology to fulfillment is industry specific, allowing us to create customized background screening packages and frameworks to suit your unique business needs.
We are committed to:
  • Improving your candidate experience through seamless system capabilities and easy navigation
  • Creating a highly customized package with the goal of providing accurate and fast results
  • Supporting you in making your workplace safer
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Background Screening for Tech Industry Contingent Workers
Easily background check your contingent workers with our simple, streamlined, and secure background screening portal.
Sterling’s Contingent Workforce Portal Benefits:
  • Simple way to manage contractors
  • Reduced time to onboard
  • Ensure consistency in screening process
  • Protect your brand reputation


Increase productivity and profitability through a seamlessly integrated screening experience with HR tools you already use to manage your hiring process from start to finish. Here are some of our industry-leading partners:
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Services Tailored for Your Industry

While the specific screening needs of every business differ, typically reflecting a unique culture that enables success, Sterling’s decades of experience can be leveraged to design a customizable and scalable solution for your organization.
Criminal Background Checks

Getting a complete picture of a candidate’s criminal history is often more complex than people think. At Sterling, we make it easy for you to make fast, more accurate, and safer hiring decisions through a combination of robust services, solutions, and technology that allows us to:

  • Uncover more criminal activity
  • Gain direct access to more US criminal records
  • Deliver accurate results quickly
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Identity Verification

Identity Verification is designed to help you mitigate risk through a simple process where candidates verify that the information they provided about themselves, such as their name and date of birth, is indeed their own. This allows employers to verify that candidates are in fact who they claim to be. For example, your drivers may need to verify their identities from remote locations. In any situation where remote verification is needed, both accuracy and reliable technology play critical roles.

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Pre-employment Verifications

Make sure you know who you’re hiring with the support of industry-leading pre-employment verifications backed by a powerful fulfillment engine. Sterling’s verification services deliver fast, detailed confirmations of a candidate’s educational background, job history, and other credentials so you can be confident in every new hire.

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Drug and Health Screening

Maintaining a safe and productive work environment is critical for businesses and employees. Sterling’s Drug and Health Screening services offer robust pre- and post-hire drug screening to help your company stay compliance-focused and meet work policy requirements. Sterling leverages electronic registration to support pre-employment – including random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion testing so clients can address their compliance needs with 49 CFR Part 40 procedures for DOT Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs.

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Workforce Monitoring

You invest time and money up front to know who you’re hiring. But what happens after your new employees begin work? Sterling offers industry-leading solutions to monitor the status of all or a part of your population, either continuously or at pre-determined time intervals. Ebbs and flows of your staffing levels may also create circumstances where you bring individuals back after a layoff or furlough, triggering a need for rescreening. Workforce monitoring is one of the many sectors where such a service can come in handy.

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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.

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Executive Investigations

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.

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Sterling API

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:

  • Access to a robust suite of services
  • Global availability for sustainable growth
  • On-demand approach with progressive workflows
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The Sterling Difference

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    Of the Fortune 100
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