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What Tasks Companies Are and Are Not Prioritizing During the Hiring Process?

Posted Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by Julianna Haase, Marketing and Communications Intern

Sterling Talent Solutions recently surveyed 500+ HR professionals on their background check programs and the sentiments surrounding business growth in the upcoming year for our Background Screening Trends and Best Practice Report. We uncovered some exciting results, from the way companies screen potential hires and the information they look for, to predictions for employment trends.

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Key Insights from 2017 Background Screening Trends & Best Practices Report [VIDEO]

Posted Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

Sterling Talent Solutions is proud to release the video companion for our 2017 Background Screening Trends & Best Practices Report. We surveyed 500+ US-based employers in 33 industries about their use of background screening to gain key insights into emerging trends, technology and more.

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Promoting a Safe Workplace through DOT Testing

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

Employee drug testing is a single data point in the assessment of an employee or candidate and an integral part of candidate and employee assessment. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), the impact of alcoholism or drug dependence on workplace ranges from increased injuries, higher absenteeism and loss of production. A business that has and enforces a drug and health screening policy will see an increase in the stability of worker productivity while reducing employee turnover.

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Three Tips that Will Make Onboarding Paperwork Easier for New Employees

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

Not so long ago, pre-employment paperwork consisted of three forms: Employment application, which was a printed two-sided piece of card stock, Federal tax withholding W-4 form and a state tax withholding form, That was it. Form I-9 was added as a required document a couple of years later, and E-Verify wasn’t even a twinkle in a regulator’s eye. At some companies, before the Kronos era began, the only paperwork new hires had to complete was a paper timecard.

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Data Desk – Data 101 at Sterling Talent Solutions

Posted Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by Cindy Villamil, Manager, Data Strategy

Data data data. Data architecture, data science, big data… we hear data as a buzz word everywhere these days; like it’s the new hot topic. Sterling Talent Solutions, however, has been all about data for decades. It’s nothing new at Sterling and that’s why we can stay ahead of the competition with our various uses...

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Sterling Talent Solutions Releases 2017 Background Screening Trends & Best Practices Report

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 by Tommy Marzella, Director, Marketing Communications

Today we are proud to release the results of our 2017 Background Screening Trends & Best Practices Report. We surveyed 500+ U.S.-based employers on their use of background checks to gain key insights on emerging trends, technology and more. According to the survey, the consensus among organizations is that background screening is a critical business component and more than just a commodity.

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