Criminal Background Checks

Keep Your Business And Employees Safe With Sterling RISQ

Criminal Background Checks ensure that you know the most relevant information about a potential candidates ability to perform responsibly in a particular role by searching recognised police service records and/or court files to reveal disclosable court outcomes for offences.

Criminal Background Checks

Criminal background checks help to ensure you are making the most suitable, accurate hiring decisions by verifying your candidate’s criminal history. Criminal background checks go by many names – criminal history records, police checks, criminal record checks – and they come in all shapes and sizes depending on your provider.

To ensure you are getting a complete picture of a candidate’s criminal history, the only choice can be Sterling RISQ. We have created unique, advanced technology to provide you with the most comprehensive, accurate background checks possible in industry-leading turnaround times. If you’d like to conduct criminal background checks at your business, simply sign up for a free quote.


What is a Criminal Background Check?

A criminal background check involves a search of recognised police service records and/or court files against a person’s name/s and personal details in the given jurisdiction. This check reveals all disclosable court outcomes for offences, excluding spent convictions (spent conviction legislation allows the criminal records of certain offenders to be amended by removing specific offences after a period of time).

Each jurisdiction has its own processes for recording, storing, and expunging details of court conviction and criminal history information. As an expert in the Asia-Pacific region, we are attuned to these jurisdictional differences, and have significant experience in understanding the nuances of each system in the Asia-Pacific region.


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What are the benefits of Criminal Background Checks for businesses? 

There are two primary reasons why criminal background checks are important for businesses to conduct:

  • Due to the potential liability of employers on behalf of their employees’ criminal or harmful actions, it is vital to ensure you are making the most thorough and reliable hiring decisions to protect your business.
  • A criminal record can directly affect an individual’s ability to perform in a given role. An employer may refuse to employ a person on the basis of a criminal record if it is related to the job on offer. For example, employers would likely steer away from hiring an accountant who has been convicted for fraud or other financial crimes.

Which industries and situations are most suitable for Criminal Background Checking?

  • Any environment where “vulnerable” or “special needs” populations are involved (e.g. aged care, children, people with disabilities)
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Legal Services
  • Retail
  • Sharing/Gig Economy
  • Manufacturing, Transportation & Construction
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Government & Education
  • Any occupation requiring licensing or registration, e.g. real estate agents, registered nurses
  • Voluntary work
  • Hiring employees who have previously resided overseas

These industries and situations would most benefit from thorough criminal background checking to ensure candidates are suitable for work in this environment. However this is not an exhaustive list as every business is at risk when hiring new employees. We would recommend all businesses conduct criminal background checking for maximum peace of mind.

While there are many providers of Criminal Background Checks, Sterling RISQ should be your choice because:

  1. We care – we exist to help our clients build a foundation of trust and safety within their business and mitigate risk wherever possible. We know your business means a lot to you, and that’s why we make it our number 1 priority.
  2. Our technology – our services are driven by technology. We are therefore continuously investing in our technology and finding the most innovative solutions to ensure we deliver accurate and fast results. We know it matters to your business. Our platform is built with efficiency and ease for both our clients and candidates.
  3. Global reach and local expertise – we provide comprehensive global solutions and deep expertise in the geographies we serve. We are Asia-Pacific experts and truly understand the region, its diverse cultures, screening differences and nuances.
  4. Focus on compliance – we hold ourselves to the highest legal and ethical standards for compliance. This is important for us, for you and your business, and also for your candidates. We take a holistic, comprehensive approach to managing privacy, legal and regulatory requirements relating to global background checking.

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Australia: 1-800-948-076
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