The Sterling Difference
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Seek the Right First Impression
The right first impression is priceless. Our mobile-responsive Candidate Hub is intuitive, simple, and engaging; identity verification and criminal background screening have never felt so easy to navigate and simple to administer.Features include:
- Gmail login
- Localized language support
- Seamless data collection process
- Text notifications
- Direct document upload
- e-Signature capability
Know Your Candidate
Historically, US criminal background checks have relied on the candidate to provide accurate identity information for searches. Sterling’s identity verification, powered by ID.me, improves background checks by digitally collecting more accurate candidate data. Offered with multiple customizable paths, identity verification helps deter or detect identity fraud; adding this simple step allows you to maximize background check quality.Explore Identity Verification
An SSN Trace does not verify a person’s identity or ensure the SSN belongs to the person who supplied it.
Look in the Right Places
By layering our Criminal Locator tools together, we find and uncover more records and more meaningful places to search, providing you with a clearer understanding of your candidates’ potential criminal activity across the US.
Choose Technology with a Human Touch
Direct Digital Court Access
Our proprietary CourtDirect system provides direct digital access to ~90% of our search records maintained in the courts.
Digital access means consistency. The ability to retrieve records digitally from the courts not only speeds up the screening process, but it also creates solid reliability around Sterling’s searches. No matter what is happening — weather, holidays, riots, or a world-wide pandemic — for 90% of Sterling’s US criminal searches, we have immediate online access to the information you need.Get Started
Innovating Fulfillment Speed with Greater Accuracy
SmartData, our complex, robust technology of thousands of business rules, allows us to auto-complete criminal searches near-instantly, resulting in a 50% reduction in turnaround times while simultaneously achieving more accurate results. Here’s how Sterling does it:
Disrupting the Status Quo
We constantly invest in our technology and services to improve the quality of our background checks and compliance processes. This commitment means we’re positioned to better serve our clients and their candidates, and deliver more effective results, both now and for the future.
Know Who’s Performing Your Background Checks
From the moment the order is placed to the completion of the individual searches, 95% of Sterling’s US criminal checks are accomplished entirely in-house. We do the work so we can manage the screening process to your needs and priorities.
Sterling’s expansive offering of criminal services includes:
- US County Criminal
- US Federal
- State Criminal
- NSOPW Sex Offender Search
- Criminal Activity Monitoring
Partner with Deep Expertise
Our verticalized support approach ensures an integral connection between our internal industry experts and your specific business requirements and compliance needs. This allows us to create an easy and meaningful partnership where we can make personalized recommendations for your program based on our extensive experience with businesses like yours and the spectrum of roles you hire. We can provide industry best practice suggestions for alias use, criminal package composition, and look-back periods. We consult with you to understand and optimize your program for your success.
- Sterling Corporate Stats 2021-2022
- ID.me News & Press Release, June 2022
Get Started Today
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