People First, Always.

Sterling helps create people-first cultures built on a foundation of trust and safety.

We understand that every employee and new hire contributes to the unique culture of your organisation. That’s why our global background checks and identity services are differentiated by unrivaled client service and deep market expertise to help you make confident hiring decisions that strengthen your organisation and culture.

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Why Sterling?

We believe that every hire is important, and we are committed to helping our clients hire with confidence, speed, and trust.

Global Leader
Sterling is a global partner, supporting your business growth locally and around the world.
Deep Market Expertise
Our dedicated teams support you with custom solutions and extensive experience in your region and industry.
Cloud-Based Technology
Sterling’s cloud capabilities and best-in-class hubs deliver a seamless integration and candidate experience.
Fulfillment at Scale
Sterling’s industry-leading fulfillment automation provides fast turnaround times and processing efficiencies.


background checks


global clients


years of trust
and expertise

Our Executive Team

We lead by example. Meet our leadership team and learn how they help inspire innovation and motivate our team to deliver measurable value to clients around the globe.

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Sterling’s Mission and Values

At Sterling, “People First, Always” isn’t just our slogan; it’s our promise. Our mission is to provide the foundation of trust and safety organisations need to create great environments for their most essential resource: people. We accomplish this by committing to four key values:

  • It’s All About the People
  • The Client is Always in the Room
  • Deliver Results, They Matter
  • Start with Trust and Prove it Every Day
Against a background of the biggest public health emergency in living memory, we worked closely with Sterling to ensure that the vaccinators we recruited were competent and could be deployed safely to the front lines. Working at pace and under significant pressure, Sterling delivered an outstanding service which helped us to deploy vaccinators where they were needed, quickly and effectively.”

Nicola McQueen
NHS Professionals

Chief Executive
Sterling’s people listened to us and really understood what we needed as a business. They had the compliance experience on global regulations and legal requirements that meant we were confident in their abilities to provide the support we needed.”

Joanna Scott
The LEGO Group

Global Project Manager, Child Safeguarding and Talent
The team at Sterling carefully took the time to understand our needs and worked with us diligently to develop a consistent and compliant background screening programme, providing a greater experience for both our candidates and our HR staff.”

Julia Wilkes
Prince's Trust

Head of HR Services
We soon recognised Sterling as a key partner who could help us to achieve a more efficient and robust screening programme. The quality of their Customer Success team sets them apart from other providers and we are consistently impressed by their response times.”

Pravin Dalal

Senior Manager
I am delighted to be working with Sterling. It is clear that they absolutely understand the requirements of Amnesty International and, by taking a true partnership approach to their work, have ensured that we have a robust screening programme in place that makes Amnesty a safer place to work for our employees, volunteers and those we work with around the world.”

Sharon Jacques
Amnesty International

Head of International Recruitment

Thought Leadership

Whether you’re looking for insights into evolving regulations that impact hiring processes, need advice for building a contingent workforce, or would like guidance for a social media screening program, Sterling has experts who can help.

Our People and Culture

Throughout our 45+ years, we’ve celebrated our employees and have created a strong culture for them. This environment encourages our team to go above and beyond to keep our clients happy.
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Work at Sterling

For decades, we’ve worked hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture that puts people first and exemplifies our mission of providing of trust and safety. We’re always looking for talented individuals committed to bringing that same passion to our clients.
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