Verifications

Our unique blend of technology and a consultative approach delivers faster, more accurate verifications.
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Get the Complete Picture of Your Candidate

Know who you are hiring with one of the industry’s most thorough verification services backed by a powerful fulfillment engine. Sterling’s robust verification services take the burden off your teams by delivering a fast, more accurate verification of a candidate’s educational background, job history, and other credentials, so you can be confident that candidates possess the skills and experience they claim to have.
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Access to Reliable Data Sources

Sterling delivers reliable verifications backed by powerful and efficient data fulfillment technology that helps you make smarter and safer hiring decisions. We own and maintain a sophisticated database that allows us to identify validated contacts in 130,000+ entities, resulting in a quicker turnaround time for your verification.

Our Consultative Approach

Sterling has a dedicated verification team that specializes in solutions based on your specific industry and business requirements. These solutions, alongside our add-on options, provide the opportunity to verify candidate claims and credentials quickly and accurately. For example, Sterling offers an enhanced candidate documentation verification add-on option that allows additional outreach outside of our standard process to help verify a candidate’s employment, education, or credentials with ease.

Automation Technology
Delivers Fast Turnaround Times

We are continuously improving automation for our verification services resulting in exceptional turnaround times to get candidates verified quickly.
  • 90% of education verifications (for colleges and universities) close in 2 days
  • 80% of reference checks are completed in 3 days
  • 75% of credentials close in 1 day
  • 72% of employment verifications are completed in 2 days
  • 70% of DOT verifications are completed in 5 days
90%
of education
verifications (for colleges and universities) close
in 2 days

Automation Technology
Delivers Fast Turnaround Times

We are continuously improving automation for our verification services resulting in exceptional turnaround times to get candidates verified quickly.
  • 90% of education verifications (for colleges and universities) close in 2 days
  • 80% of reference checks are completed in 3 days
  • 75% of credentials close in 1 day
  • 72% of employment verifications close in 2 days
  • 70% of Department of Transportation (DOT) verifications are completed in 5 days

Robust Suite of Verification Services Tailored to Your Business Needs

We deliver a robust suite of scalable verification services – such as employment, education and credentials – worldwide. Leveraging 45 years of expertise, our customized services are designed to fit various industries’ screening needs and requirements. Sterling is a partner you can trust. We collect as much necessary data as possible about your current situation, future goals and objectives, unique challenges, and business requirements before recommending verification service options.
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Our Top Verification Services

Sterling’s background and identity services are designed for today’s modern global workforce. Our robust suite of verification services can be tailored to fit your specific business needs and requirements.

Employment verifications are conducted in the US and globally. This service is used to verify a candidate’s employment history and records with HR, payroll, or third-party providers. It can include periods of traditional employment, as well as temp agency assignments, military history, and periods of self-employment.

Personal/Professional Reference verifications are conducted in the US and globally. This service helps in verifying a candidate’s character and work proficiency.

Sterling verifies employment with Department of Transportation-regulated companies. It confirms job title, start/end dates, reason for leaving, prior accidents, injuries, and other DOT mandated info.

Conducted in the US and globally, education verifications are used to verify a candidate’s education history and records with school registers or third-party providers such as the collegiate, high school, GED, and home-schooling levels.

Credential verifications are conducted in the US and globally. Such a service comes in handy when verifying many types of licenses and credentials such as financial FINRA checks, nursing licenses, medical licenses, and others.

The Verification Imperative

According to a 2019 survey, GOBankingRates asked more than 1,000 individuals to determine how many of them lie on their resumes, and more importantly, what they lie about.
38% of Americans who admitted to lying on resumes said they have lied about their work experience
31% of Americans who admitted to lying on resumes said they have lied about their dates of employment
16% of Americans who admitted to lying on resumes said they have lied about their job titles
According to a combined 2018 PBSA-HR.com survey, here are some reasons why companies conduct verifications:
86% stated they use verifications as a means to protect employees and customers from potentially malicious and damaging candidates
50% find that verifications help improve the quality of hires that enter their workforce
30% feel that verifications help with following industry regulations, protecting company reputation, and preventing/reducing theft and workplace crime

Explore Industry Solutions

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.

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