We Hold Ourselves To A Higher Standard

Discover the difference that’s making the world a safer place.

Built On Trust

Discover the difference that’s making the world a safer place.

It’s all about people.

As the global leader in background and identity services, Sterling has perfected everything your business needs to hire with confidence. With a vision to make the world a safer place, we know people make the difference – in the workplace, hospitals, on the road, and in schools, to name a few. Empowering organizations to make smarter, faster, safer hiring decisions through advanced technology, accuracy, and industry-leading turnaround time, Sterling provides the foundation of trust and safety our clients need to create great environments for their most essential resource, people.

Sterling RISQ

We Care

Our business is all about people, our people helping our clients find the right people. We care deeply about our colleagues, our clients and their candidates. We exist to help our clients build a foundation of trust and safety and mitigate their people risk.

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Technology Driven

We are accurate fast and driven and are constantly investing in technology to ensure we deliver results; we know they matter. Our platform is built with efficiency and ease for both our clients and candidates top of mind.

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Compliance Focus

We hold ourselves to the highest legal and ethical standard for compliance – paramount to us, you and your candidates. We take a holistic, comprehensive approach to managing privacy, legal and regulatory requirements relating to global background screening.

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Global Reach with Local Expertise

You need a screening program that is as comprehensive as it is compliant. We provide comprehensive global solutions and deep expertise in the geographies we serve.

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Our Leadership Team

Steven Smith

Steven Smith

President, International

Jaede Tan

Head of Client Success, International

Georgie Betterman

General Manager, NCC

Liming Han

Finance Director, APAC

Yan Yee Boey

Technology Director, APAC

Jox Banta

VP Fulfillment Operations, International

Mick Roche

Head of Sales, ANZ

Lynn Ee

Marketing Director, APAC

Vanessa Cheung

Head of Sales, ASIA

Recognized by the most respected industry associations in the market.

Award-winning Background Check Services

For the second year in a row, Sterling RISQ’s background check services and fast turnaround times were recognized as the “Best Comprehensive Solution for Enterprise in Talent Acquisition” from the annual HR Tech Awards from Lighthouse Research & Advisory.

“Some of the biggest reasons candidates ghost employers all come down to a single factor: speed. Sterling has designed a system that enables 90% of its criminal searches to be completed in a single day, which dramatically speeds up the hiring process for employers and gives them an edge when competing for high-quality talent.”

Ben Eubanks,
Chief Research Officer, Lighthouse
Research & Advisory

Thought Leadership

Whether you’re looking for insights into evolving regulations that impact hiring processes, need advice for building a contingent workforce, or would like guidance for a social media screening program, Sterling has experts who can help.


Sterling Named Top Screening/Background Check Provider by Marketplace Risk Solution Provider Excellence Program

The Marketplace Risk Solution Provider Excellence Program recognizes leading names in the world of risk solution providers, with Sterling winning in 2023 for Screening/Background Checks. Miami, Florida Sep 5, 2023 (Issuewire.com) – The leading names in the world of risk solution providers were celebrated by the prestigious Marketplace Risk Solution Provider Excellence Program. This program […]

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Want to talk background checks or brainstorm about hiring solutions? Need us to just listen? Whatever the reason, we are here to help.

Contact Our Offices

General Enquiries
Email: info@sterlingrisq.com

Candidate Hotline
Singapore: 800-1302-317
Australia: 1-800-948-076
International Toll Free + 800 5000 7007
India: 1-800 210 1677
China: 86 400 6 516 177

Sales Support
India: 1-800 210 1666