Our unique blend of technology and a consultative approach delivers faster, more accurate verifications.

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.

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.

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.

Proven Market Expertise

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 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.

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

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

Credential verifications are conducted 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.

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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.

According to a combined 2018 survey, here are some reasons why companies conduct verifications:

Explore Industry Solutions

Our vertical-specific teams are experts in your industry and will 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.

  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Financial & Business Services
  • Gig Economy
  • Government
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • Retail
  • Small & Mid-Sized Business
  • Staffing
  • Technology
  • Transportation

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General Enquiries

Candidate Hotline
Singapore: 800-1302-317
Australia: 1-800-948-076
International Toll Free + 800 5000 7007
India: 1-800 210 1677

Sales Support
India: 1-800 210 1666