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Low Unemployment Rate Challenge: Unfilled Jobs and a Candidate-Driven Market

Low Unemployment Rate Challenge: Unfilled Jobs and a Candidate-Driven Market

Posted Thursday, August 16th, 2018 by Vincenza Caruso-Valente, Sterling Talent Solutions

In April 2018, the monthly unemployment numbers hit their lowest rate since April 2000. At 3.9 percent unemployment, jobs are more plentiful than they have been in years. Companies are continuing to hire and create jobs at a steady pace.  According to Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s chief economist in an article in Business Insider, “That’s good...

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Don’t Fear an Employment Drug Test

Don’t Fear an Employment Drug Test

Posted Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

When I started at Sterling Talent Solutions, I had to get a complete background check including a criminal record check, education and employment verifications, reference checks and a drug screening to be hired for the job. It was the first time I had to get a background check and I had a lot of questions. I found...

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Sterling Talent Solutions Announces Integration with Lever

Sterling Talent Solutions Announces Integration with Lever

Posted Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 by Alex Krokos, Sterling Talent Solutions

Sterling Talent Solutions is pleased to announce the integration of its background screening platform, SterlingONE, with Lever’s Talent Acquisition Suite, which combines ATS and CRM functionality with rich analytics in a single platform for teams to collaboratively source talent, nurture and manage candidates in one place. Sterling offers a suite of solutions, personalized to fit...

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Hawaii to Enact Pay Equity Law

Hawaii to Enact Pay Equity Law

Posted Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by Joe Rotondo, Sterling Talent Solutions

The US Census Bureau found on average, women who work full time earn about 80 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker earns. The wage gap persists across all racial and ethnic groups and is found in every state and has been going on for decades. According to an American Association of University Women study,...

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Misconceptions of Employment Credit Checks: Not a Credit Score

Misconceptions of Employment Credit Checks: Not a Credit Score

Posted Thursday, July 26th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Credit reports are used in all aspects of our lives from securing credit cards, getting a loan, renting a home and even getting a certain type of job. Every day, I see advertising for “free credit checks” either on TV or online. While most people think of an excellent credit score getting you a car...

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Be in the Know: Compliance in the Sharing Economy

Be in the Know: Compliance in the Sharing Economy

Posted Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 by David Bloom, Sterling Talent Solutions

The US economy has changed dramatically over the last 50 years from stable employment in large organizations to an increased reliance on temporary or contracted labor (with an emphasis on service and tech industry jobs). While the manufacturing world has shrunk, the On-Demand workforce (or gig economy) has grown. Freelancers are relying on websites and...

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