September 22nd, 2020 | Sterling
Sterling Backcheck, a Background Screening Leader, Expands Canadian Identity Verification Offerings with New Solution
— Identity Verification Solution Reduces Identity Fraud Amid Increased Remote Hiring —
SURREY, CANADA (September 22, 2020) — Sterling Backcheck, a leading provider of identity and background services, today announced that Sterling Identity Verification, the powerful and flexible solution that seamlessly integrates identity verification at the start of a background check, will now be available to organizations. Launching at a time to meet heightened demand due to increased remote hiring, Sterling Identity Verification now gives Canadian businesses a second option to an existing Electronic ID Verification service (EIV) which is particularly helpful for new Canadian citizens or for those that do not have an established credit history.
Utilizing facial recognition and fraud detection technology, Sterling Identity Verification allows candidates to upload copies of their required identity documents and a selfie from the device of their choice. Advanced facial recognition technology determines whether the pairing is a match, or if further verification is required. With Sterling Identity Verification, companies can reduce the number of candidates asked to verify their identity in person and have greater confidence in whom they are hiring.
“With the massive expansion of remote work due to Covid-19, the need for companies to modernize the identity verification process has never been greater,” said Josh Peirez, CEO, Sterling. “With Sterling Identity Verification, employers across Canada will strengthen their foundations of trust and safety by simplifying virtual hiring, and overall, protecting the safety of their workers, partners, and customers.”
Among the additional benefits of Sterling Identity Verification:
- Faster and safer screening anytime,
- Simple, guided mobile candidate experience
- Higher quality biographic data for fewer screening errors
- Reduced fraud and impersonation
- Results that integrate effectively into the hiring process
“Identity theft and impersonation have become growing concerns for hiring managers everywhere,” said Jim Hickey, Managing Director, Sterling Backcheck. “At the same time, companies are hiring more remote and gig workers, making in-person identity verification more difficult. It is for that reason we engaged with the at the start of the development to ensure that all the policies, process and applications to mitigate any potential issues were in place. As we continue to broaden our offerings to help more people, Sterling Identity Verification provides companies and candidates with a remote-friendly option, allowing for faster, more accurate screenings, a better, more seamless candidate experience, and a reduction in fraud.”
Full details about Sterling Identity Verification for Canadian organizations can be found at https://www.sterlingbackcheck.ca/services/identity-verification/.
About Sterling Backcheck
Sterling Backcheck — a leading provider of background and identity services in Canada — offers a foundation of trust and safety that spans across industries, professions, and borders. Our technology-powered services help organizations create great environments for their workers, partners, and customers. With office locations around the world, Sterling conducts more than 75 million searches annually. Sterling Backcheck is the Canadian Division of the global Sterling family. Visit Sterling Backcheck online at sterlingbackcheck.ca.
Sterling — a leading provider of background and identity services — offers a foundation of trust and safety that spans across industries, professions, and borders. Our technology-powered services help organizations create great environments for their workers, partners, and customers. With office locations around the world, Sterling conducts more than 75 million searches annually. Visit Sterling online at www.sterlingcheck.com.
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