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Sterling Talent Solutions Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We’re a high growth, super innovative SaaS based company and number one in the world when it comes to global background screening. What we do inspires better people decisions for a safer, more productive world. We move fast and are disrupting an industry to create the ... Read more

Mission: Empowering smarter people decisions fueled by innovation and dynamic technology.

Sterling Talent Solutions – Why Work For Us?

Not Just Another Background Screening Company

We can't wait to tell you about who we are and what we do. We’re truly passionate about our clients, our mission and what we stand for. 

Since 1975, we've been serving organizations with high quality employment screening and hiring solutions so that emplyoers can be confident in their people decisions. We pride ourselves on our customer service, unbeatable speed and unrivaled accuracy. With 20 offices in nine countries, our team of more than 3,500 employees proudly serves over 50,000 customers around the world, including a quarter of the Fortune 100.

For the seventh time in eight years, we’re proud that Sterling Talent Solutions has been included in the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies. We couldn’t be more excited because this award recognizes our commitment to delivering a simpler, smarter background screening and onboarding experience to employers worldwide. Not only is this a testament to our 54% growth over the past three years, but it is a celebration of our focus and dedication to our customers and employees. With our recent merger with TalentWise and our significant investment in technology innovation, we’re enriching the quality, performance and overall experience for all of our client’s day-to-day HR and screening needs.

We are proud to announce that Sterling Talent Solutions has also been listed on Workforce Management’s Hot List of Background Screening providers for 2016.

We empower smarter people decisions fueled by innovation and dynamic technology

There are hundreds of background screening companies out there, so how are we different? We start with the most advanced technology available anywhere in the industry. And we never stop improving it. We constantly refine and reinvent our technologies and processes so that we exceed expectations where it matters most to employers and their candidates:

  • Speed
  • Accuracy
  • Compliance
  • Technology and Integrations
  • Service

In each of our offices, we have teams of highly trained service and account professionals who are passionate about delivering the best service every day. To create a local and personal experience, we create tightly knit service teams to focus on our clients in specific industries and geographies. Our service commitment includes senior account support for management and program owners, designated support for day-to-day inquiries, order support, ETAs and system troubleshooting, and dedicated IT project/program management assigned by time zone.

We’re committed to helping companies hire the best people so we know that people are the center of great companies. At Sterling Talent Solutions, we make a daily promise to both our clients and our employees that we will strive to live by a core set of values that define who we are and how we act:

Value People.

People are at the center of everything we do. We foster strong, respectful relationships that value our customers, our colleagues and ourselves. We understand our customers and partners are the lifeblood of our business. We foster a balanced environment that promotes teamwork, empowerment and diversity, honoring bold ideas, a-ha moments and adamant opinions as essential catalysts for growth.

Be Accountable.

We are one global team embracing the culture of CAN. Shared success depends on talented individuals, each empowered to be leaders that take initiative, inspire visions, own opportunities and see things through. Knowing that every day, the right attitude and steady path initiated with creativity, determination and action is what makes us outstanding.

Uphold Integrity.

Doing the right thing guides the choices we make every day. It steers decisions grounded in confidence and trust. It guides principled outcomes that impact our customers, our colleagues and ourselves. We champion the highest legal, ethical and compliance standards and take pride in our positive contributions to a safer society. It’s the business we’re in.

Fuel Agility.

We move fast. We make smart, nimble decisions and pursue relentless innovation because great can always be better. Our passionate quest for excellence and distinction drives new products and services to make our customers’ lives easier. It’s about obsessing over quality, questioning “the way we’ve always done it” and constantly challenging the status quo. We don’t just embrace change. We drive it.

Join Our Team and Become a Part of the Sterling Talent Solutions Difference

We believe that every employee is our most important employee – because without you, we can’t make the lives of our clients and their candidates easier.

We love the efficiencies that technology provides us, but we don’t hide behind our computers all day. We are up for a good challenge but we face them together. We move fast and we try to constantly improve and innovate – because great can always be better.

We’re growing quickly – across the U.S. and around the world. If you want to be a part of a company where your voice matters and your job actually makes a difference in the world, then we might be the right company for you.

Take a look at our openings below and please do apply! We can’t wait to meet you and say, “Welcome to the team.”

Sterling Talent Solutions is an equal opportunity provider.

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Sterling Talent Solutions Reviews

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    "Great opportunity to learn and grow at fast-paced, innovative company"

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    As a new employee at Sterling Talent Solutions, I've been impressed by the company culture, how welcoming others have been and how willing they are to help. The company is growing leaps and bounds so the environment is very fast-paced, but people at all levels are supportive and open to new ideas. There's real opportunity to make an immediate impact here if you are proactive, nimble and passionate about learning. Plus, it's a fascinating time to be in this industry, as background screening has really become a critical and valuable component to the hiring process.


    So far so good -- no cons to share at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in great people and innovation!

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Sterling Talent Solutions Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sterling Talent Solutions (Bothell, WA) in September 2016.


    I was initially reached out to on LinkedIn, and while I tend to shy away from recruiter messages, the position and company looked intriguing. My initial call with the recruiter was a great experience, and she was one of the most honest and down-to-earth recruiters I've talked with, more like chatting with someone casually over coffee.

    After the first conversation, I had a follow-up call with the hiring manager, and that went just as well, if not better. Again it felt like we were having a professional conversation and there was no pressure or nerves, so all signs were pointing to a company that hired and attracted people that matched my work style and personality type.

    I was then brought into the local office and met with five employees over the course of three hours, all of which were professional yet personable, and the conversations were enlightening and educational. I learned a good deal about the company culture/history/methods that day, and it had a hugely positive impact on my overall interview experience.

    The interviews weren't your typical Q&A session; every interaction was a thoughtful discussion, and both parties came away from it invigorated about the potentials of the position and outcomes.

    Two days later I received the offer and gladly accepted. I'm looking forward to making a lasting, positive impact with Sterling.

    Interview Questions

    • "Tell me about yourself, the person beyond the employee, what makes you tick and makes you unique?"   1 Answer
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Sterling Talent Solutions Awards & Accolades

  • Workforce Management’s Hot List of Background Screening providers for 2016, Workforce Magazine, 2016
  • Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000, 2016

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