Services Tailored to Your Industry

Forget one-size-fits all. Sterling’s services are designed to meet the specific needs of your business and industry.
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Experience Matters

Sterling has helped shape the background screening and identity services industry since 1975. We’ve spent decades developing deep industry expertise, building powerful relationships and integrated global networks, and providing game-changing technology and client services that enable us to produce trusted, meaningful results.
  • 100M+
    background
    checks annually
  • 30K+
    clients
    globally
  • 70%
    of criminal
    searches
    close in 1 hour
  • 100+
    API
    integrations

People-Driven Approach

We help people find the right people, and helping our clients achieve their goals can't be done with technology alone. Our people provide our services, which are powered by robust cloud platforms and differentiated by deep market knowledge and unrivaled client service.
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Adaptive Services Designed for Impact

Sterling’s adaptive screening and identity solutions support a modern global workforce and can be tailored to fit your specific needs. We combine automation and the human touch to deliver measurable productivity and profitability.

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Our vertical-specific teams are experts in your industry. We’ll help you select the right services to meet your unique requirements. Offering transparency in operations, we apply data and insights to guide, advise, and implement services in the client’s best interest.

Advanced Technology

Sterling innovates through strategic investment in emerging technology and product development for the evolving global workforce.
Our automation and AI-powered cloud technology ensures faster time-to-hire and the highest standards of accuracy. Our technology extends to compliance-enabled tools and processes that help minimize risk and simplify always-evolving global regulations.

Driving Results
That Matter

Let’s face it, every background screening and identity solutions company out there will tell you its services are the best. When it comes to what Sterling offers and the results we drive, we let our clients do the talking.
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What sold us on Sterling was getting the most comprehensive coverage for criminal background checks and a strong return on our investment. We have a team of people at Sterling that we can turn to that understands us, knows what we do, and knows what we’re asking for.”
Rita Bowden
Manager of Recruitment and Workforce Planning,
Texas A&M University
The fact that Sterling has a healthcare team that understands our unique challenges works really well for us.”
HR Compliance Specialist
World-renowned Pediatric Hospital and Research Center
With Sterling, our recruiters are able to utilize associate screening and verification services, which saves them time with a streamlined process.”
Sasha Beckett Schreiber
Manpower Service Delivery Specialist,
Manpower
When you choose Sterling, you not only have a business relationship, but also a personal relationship to take it to the next level. Sterling makes us feel like its only client, which is special, and it provides us with confidence in our hiring compliance, which is essential.”
Director of Associate Relations and Compliance
Global Pharmaceutical Products and Healthcare Solutions Firm
Sterling’s Healthcare team is a valuable partner that has helped simplify our complex background screening process.”
Director of Employment, Retention, and Compliance
World’s Largest Healthcare Diagnostics Company
I stay with Sterling because I’m getting compliance guidance, cutting-edge data, and consistently strong customer service from a partner who is in our vertical and understands what we do.”
Mark Monitello
Chief Human Resources Officer,
GoHealth
Sterling was the partner that could really meet our needs, from integrating with our ATS and our HRIS to the numerous solutions they’re able to provide as a single source of services”
HR Specialist
Behavioral Healthcare Provider
By having a healthcare focus, our support team at Sterling has been a great partner for us.”
Director of HR
University Medical Center
Sterling’s accuracy and speed is helping me fix issues and get things done fast.”
Client Services Manager
Non-Profit Healthcare Organization

Get Started with Sterling

Our vision is to make the world a safer place. As a global leader in background and identity services, we’ll help you navigate uncertainty and make smarter, faster, safer hiring decisions. How can we help you today?