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In an environment of economic uncertainty, companies looking to thrive are seeking creative ways to further their culture with fewer resources.

Here are 4 important priorities you should look for in your screening partner to add value and position your company for greater resilience.

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1. Prioritizing cost control and quality through technology

Our technology helped a major grocery chain reduce their average screening turnaround time by 37%, with 81% of all orders processed through automation.

How we do it:

  • Up to 50% reduction of turnaround times with increased accuracy resulting from the use of technology throughout criminal process.
  • 90% of our US criminal screens and 50% of our employment verifications are completed automatically, helping us provide faster results.
Sterling Corporate Stats, 2023-2024
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2. Automating routine background check tasks

A more robust integration with their recruiting system helped a New York financial institution improve recruiter efficiency and reduce their average criminal and credit check turnaround time by two days. 

How we do it:

  • 75+ pre-built integrations across 45+ partners around the world.
  • 60%+ of Sterling’s global business is integrated through APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems).

Sterling Corporate Stats, 2023-2024

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3. Simplifying and consolidating complex screening programs

Sterling’s highly localized, technology-enabled Client Hub, Candidate Hub, and Analytics Hub provide a better experience for our 50K+ global clients.

How we do it:

  • 240+ countries and territories where Sterling offers screening.
  • 15+ languages available in our Candidate Hub for a better candidate experience.
  • 11 filterable, drillable reporting dashboards providing insight into program and service effectiveness.

Sterling Corporate Stats, 2023-2024


4. Promoting deep industry and regional expertise

With an excellent global service and support Trustpilot rating of 4+/5, Sterling’s client success team goes the extra mile to help ensure our clients and candidates are satisfied.

How we do it: 

  • 103+ million background checks conducted annually.1
  • ~60% of Fortune 100 companies and 50%+ of Fortune 500 companies are Sterling clients.1
  • 46 average Sterling client Net Promoter Score for the past 3 years.2
  • Awarded HR Tech's Best Comprehensive Solution for Enterprises four years in a row.3

1Sterling Corporate Stats, 2023-2024, 2Sterling Corporate Stats, 2020-2023, 3HR Tech Awards from Lighthouse Research & Advisory, 2021 to 2024

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