Background Screening Services

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Deep Expertise in Background Checks

Your organization is unique, and as a result, you require distinct background screening solutions for your hiring process. We offer robust employment background screening services, and with our experienced and helpful staff, we can help you hire with confidence.
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Building a Comprehensive Background Screening Program

You’ve put a lot of time and resources into your company, and you want to make sure you’re hiring the right people. After all, your people are your biggest resource. A thorough pre-employment background screening program can help you hire the right candidate who will make an impact and help propel your business to new heights.

Built for Your Success

Sterling Backcheck’s employment background screening process performs a deep dive into every candidate’s history, from in-depth criminal checks to employment and education verification. Performing an in-depth background screening analysis offers several business benefits, including:
  • Help Mitigate Company Losses – Help protect your company from financial losses, reputational damage, and other costs.
  • Protect Your People – Build a culture of trust and safety, knowing you’re conducting rigorous pre-employment checks.
  • Hire Top Talent – Our background screening services confirm education and work experience to ensure you’re only hiring qualified applicants.
  • Maintain Compliance – Comply with federal and provincial legislation while adhering to Canadian privacy and human rights laws.
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Faster Time-to-Hire

Simplified ordering and consent options reduce your hiring times. Sterling Backcheck background screening services use the latest technology to streamline the process of carrying out background screenings, which are often completed within an hour.

Simplified Process

Sterling Backcheck’s employment background screening solutions improve your time-to-hire using the following features:
eConsent – Allow your candidates to provide their consent anytime and from anywhere.
Integration solutions – Our partnership with industry-leading providers enables you to place orders seamlessly through many preferred HRIS solutions.
Online identity verification options – Convenient and flexible, Electronic ID Verification (eIV) allows candidates to authenticate themselves remotely. If candidates fail the eIV questionnaire, they can complete Sterling ID Verification, which uses facial recognition technology to compare candidates’ selfies to their photo IDs.
Spend less time on administration and more time finding the perfect employee for your team by using Sterling Backcheck’s innovative pre-employment background screening services.

Seamless integration enables you to maintain and improve your workflows for faster hiring. Regardless of your preferred solution, Sterling Backcheck’s technology is designed to integrate into your existing solution. Upgrading to a next-generation pre-employment screening solution has never been easier.
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The Complete Backcheck™ has long been a benchmark for pre-employment screening in Canada. In some industries, The Complete Backcheck™ can reveal high-risk patterns of behaviour and other red flags. Tailored to your needs, The Complete Backcheck™ is your one-stop shop for the optimal background screening program. A Complete Backcheck™ includes:
Criminal Background Checks

Getting a complete picture of a candidate’s criminal history is often more complex than people think. At Sterling Backcheck, we make it easy for you to make fast, more accurate, and safer hiring decisions through a combination of robust services, solutions, and technology that allows you to:

  • Identify criminal activity
  • Gain direct access to nationwide and global criminal checks
  • Deliver accurate results quickly
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Education and Employment Verification

Make sure you know who you’re hiring with the support of industry-leading pre-employment verifications backed by a powerful fulfillment engine. Sterling Backcheck’s verification services deliver fast, detailed confirmations of a candidate’s educational background, job history, and other credentials so you can be confident in every new hire.

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Reference Checks

Reference Checks are a valuable tool for screening candidates but can be time-consuming and difficult for hiring managers.

Beyond telephone interviews, Sterling Backcheck also offers online reference interviews. Fast and economical, these online questionnaires can also be complemented by telephone follow-up to validate and verify answers. Furthermore, we can customize the references to better serve your organization.

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Credit Bureau Inquiry with ID Cross-Checks

Take advantage of Sterling Backcheck’s credit inquiries to help meet screening requirements for candidates with managerial and accounting responsibilities and confirm their financial trustworthiness. Our ID Cross-Check can also be added to other services, such as the Canadian Criminal Record Check, to uncover forgotten aliases and pinpoint incorrect information.

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Driver Abstracts and Driver License Verifications

Protect your people and property with driver abstract checks, which help get new hires on the job quickly while maintaining safety and compliance standards. Sterling Backcheck provides driver abstracts on thousands of Canadians each year. Established direct relationships with relevant provincial agencies complement our processes and technology that can be relied upon to deliver fast, accurate, and detailed results.

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Social Media Searches

With social media becoming a fundamental way billions engage with each other, social media background checks are increasing in popularity to minimize risk of a bad hire. Sterling has partnered with Fama to offer clients the ability to screen potential and current employees using publicly available online information. Our solution helps organizations build great cultures by identifying traits that align with an organization’s values, while also enhancing ethical decision-making and compliance by proactively recognizing risk-creating behaviours such as bigotry, racism, and sexism.

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Cross-Referencing & Analysis

A Complete Backcheck™ is worth more than the sum of its services. Our trained professionals analyze and cross-reference each document, looking for inconsistencies, exaggerations, and other red flags.

Contractor Credentialing

With increasing frequency, regulatory requirements and contractual obligations require organizations to conduct regular screening on all employees and contractors. These requirements may be addressed in a contract but are not always verifiable. With the Verified ID Badge program, the compliance and qualifications of contractors, suppliers, and service providers can be confirmed on the spot via a serial number and online profile.
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OSFI (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions)

Designed to accommodate the defined standards of the federally regulated financial institutions, OSFI Includes:

Why Sterling Backcheck?

Sterling believes in upholding fairness for candidates and employers alike. Employment background screening should be thorough while respecting the privacy and human rights of the candidate.
Elevate your hiring process and HR workflows with our all-in-one hiring solution providing a simplified background screening experience. Sterling utilizes state-of-the-art features and techniques to reduce hiring costs, improve time-to-hire rates, and help you find the perfect candidate.

As a leader in global background screening, we offer an in-depth product suite with the capability to run searches across more than 240 countries and territories in 35 languages.

Every hire is essential, yet no two hires are the same. Sterling understands this, and we bring deep regional and local knowledge to your hiring process to produce custom solutions for every industry. Partner with an employment background screening company that understands your needs today.

Comply with local, national, and international data privacy and security regulations while making your organization more agile with Sterling Backcheck’s cloud-based technology. Our cloud-based solution enables you to improve the candidate experience and manage your hiring process from anywhere.

Simplify your search with fulfillment automation. We utilize automation technology to improve turnaround times and deliver accurate results for companies around the world. Sterling is designed to scale alongside your organization so you can focus on what matters most — running your business.

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Our comprehensive background screening solutions, along with our knowledgeable and dedicated staff, can truly help you hire with confidence. Click the option that best describes you.

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