Checklist for Selecting the Perfect Background Screening Platform

Posted Monday, May 15th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb

Running an HR department is not an easy task. Shifting priorities, employee demands, recruiting changes and new technologies demand more and more attention of today’s HR professionals. These internal issues do not even take into account the changing applicant demands in a candidate-driven job market. As the battle for high-performing talent increases, employers can no longer afford to have anything less than a consistent, personalized and seamless experience for their candidates. Great hiring experiences start with the technology used in an organization’s background screening and onboarding platform.

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Questions to Consider When Assessing a New Background Screening Platform

Posted Monday, May 8th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb

Today, HR professionals have continually shifting priorities, internal demands, technology upgrades and changes to the job market as applicants demand a transparent, personalized and seamless candidate experience from the moment they hit your career page to their first day in the office. As the battle for high-performing talent increases, employers can no longer afford to have anything less than a consistent and personalized experience for their candidates. Great hiring experiences start with the technology used in an organization’s background screening and onboarding platform.

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Your FCRA Questions Answered

Posted Friday, April 21st, 2017 by Debbie Lamb

Before I started at Sterling Talent Solutions, I didn’t know much about background screening. I’m still learning the ins and outs of the processes, but I have come to realize that screening is a critical part of the hiring process. I also learned that background screening is a very highly regulated industry. And while it’s just one step in the hiring process, it’s a very important one. Businesses want to make sure that they are hiring the right people for their company. Employment screening gives employers peace of mind that they are hiring the right candidate for the job with as quick of turnaround as possible.

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HR Professionals Voice Strong Support for Mandated Form I-9 & E-Verify Systems

Posted Friday, April 7th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb

It’s the first day of a new job. You are already nervous about starting at a new job, finding your way around a new office, meeting new people and taking on new challenges. It might just be me, but one of my biggest worries was making sure that I had my “documentation” (My driver’s license, passport or social security card) with me to prove that I am eligible to work in the United States. I was always afraid if I didn’t give this to the hiring or HR manager, I wouldn’t be able to work. I always wondered if there was a way to make this process less stressful!

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Leveraging Technology for The Continually Changing Regulatory Landscape

Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Debbie Lamb

The background screening industry is highly regulated by rules which protect both prospective candidates and the background screening companies. The industry is regulated by legislation on all levels of government from federal to state to local districts. The variety of rules can be overwhelming to an employer, and if regulations are not complied with properly, an organization might have to deal with penalties. To ensure the rights of applicants and employees are respected, organizations should be aware of their obligations and develop background checking policies that take into account their particular needs, risk tolerance and legal obligations. The key to minimizing the legal risk associated with background screening checks, especially criminal record checks, is having a well-thought out hiring policy in place that accounts for applicable legislation and guidance from rules under the Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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Sterling Talent Solutions Wins Global Sales Team of the Year Stevie Award

Posted Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by Debbie Lamb

We are very proud to announce that Sterling Talent Solutions was recently awarded a Gold Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service for Global Sales Team of the Year. The Stevie Sales and Customer Service Awards honors the world’s best in customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals. The global sales award categories recognize sales teams whose industry, client or other focus has a global scope. Winning a Stevie Award is a great way to benchmark an organization’s achievements against others in the same industry. In 2015, the Sales and Customer Service Award attracted more than 2,100 nominations from more than 30 countries.

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