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RISQ Group Selected as Best Background Screener at HRM Asia Readers’ Choice Awards

Posted Monday, September 18th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Sterling Talent Solutions is proud to announce that The RISQ Group was selected as the Best Pre-Employment Screening Services in the fourteenth annual HRM Asia Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards recognize exceptional vendor organizations and showcase the best Corporate Service Providers in Singapore. The HRM Asia Readers’ Choice Awards celebrate the best and most popular HR service providers…

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Overcoming Background Screening Challenges

Posted Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

The HR world is constantly evolving. The speakers, vendors and attendees at SHRM17 in New Orleans were shown ways to improve the human resources experience from recruiting through onboarding to employee appreciation. Employment background screening has become a vital part of the HR process giving employers the information they require to hire the best candidates for their organizations. The background screening industry is complicated and the rules and regulations are constantly changing. Martin Berman-Gorvine of Bloomberg BNA sat down with background screening industry experts at SHRM17 including Sterling Talent Solutions CEO, Clare Hart.

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Infographic: Background Screening Roadmap

Posted Monday, July 10th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Pack up the car and get ready for a background screening road trip! Sterling Talent Solutions surveyed 500+ U.S. based employers regarding their use of employment background checks for our just released, 2017 Background Screening Trends and Best Practices Report. The surveys represented 33 industries including consulting, educations, healthcare, manufacturing, not-for-profit, staffing and technology with the responses coming from managers, business owners, executives and key company stakeholders. We created a snapshot of current screening practices, priorities and challenges of the hottest issues of the background screening industry in our infographic, Your Background Screening Roadmap.

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Economic Growth Spurs Positive Hiring Forecasts

Posted Thursday, July 6th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Every month the Department of Labor releases their unemployment statistics for the previous month. For the last eight years since the Great Recession, the employment level has seen a tremendous amount of growth (compared to the dark days of 2007 to 2009 when the unemployment rate was at 10%.) Today, the unemployment figure is at 4.3%, with this rate predicted to hold steady or drop slightly by the end of the year. The economic growth, which has been growing in the last eight years, has helped expand the job market and allow companies to hire more people.

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Employer Branding From Not to HOT

Posted Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

When I was looking for a new job, one of the first things that I researched is how a company presented itself via their website and social media channels. Do they have a fun, engaging culture and do they share those experiences with their followers? Do they highlight their values and show how employees live the company values every day? Does the company look like a rewarding and enjoyable place to work?

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

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 by Tommy Marzella, Sterling Talent Solutions

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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