Sterling and X0PA align to simplify hiring experiences

November 16th, 2022

Sterling, a global leader in background and identity services, announces a new partnership with X0PA, simplifying the hiring processes for HR leaders, candidates, and employees.

In a competitive hiring market where employers are looking to attract candidates and onboard them as soon as possible, the ability to speed up the hiring process from start to finish has never been more important. This alignment will help businesses to create faster and more seamless hiring programs built on a foundation of trust and safety for their employees, customers, and partners around the world. With the use of technology, subjective bias inherent in the typical hiring processes can be minimized, reinforcing that foundation of trust in companies amongst candidates and as an employer.

Sterling’s global background screening and identity services are differentiated by outstanding client service and deep market expertise to help employers make confident hiring decisions that strengthen their organisation and culture. This combination of human expertise paired with cloud capabilities and automated processes, helps to deliver a seamless employer and candidate experience.

X0PA AI offers B2B AI-enabled, Software as a Service (SaaS) applicant tracking solutions that enables companies to efficiently hire from anywhere, and at scale, while ensuring accuracy of choices. X0PA uses AI and Machine Learning to enable companies to automatically source, score, and rank talent to identify the best-fit candidates for each company and role.

With the partnership with X0PA, companies can now effectively find talent quickly, get the hires right the first time and ensure the authenticity of hires through the consolidated all-in-one-hiring platform. As such, the time and cost spent on hiring, including that which is associated with bad hires can be effectively minimized.

X0PA CEO, Nina Alag Suri, says, “We are delighted to partner with Sterling. Background screening is an important part of the hiring process, not only for regulated industries such as Banking and Financial services, but increasingly as a best practice across all sectors. With this partnership, we can bring a seamless experience to our clients without them having to deal with multiple platforms and organisations.”

“We are pleased to partner with X0PA,” said Tim Stokes, General Manager at Sterling in EMEA. “Under this alignment, Sterling and X0PA will offer employers a solution that meets the needs of future hiring programs. This partnership aligns with Sterling’s core mission of creating safer working environments and protecting every organisation’s greatest asset—its people.”

About Sterling

Sterling—a leading provider of background and identity services—helps over 50,000 clients create people-first cultures built on a foundation of trust and safety. Sterling’s tech-enabled services help organisations across all industries establish great environments for their workers, partners, and customers. With operations around the world, Sterling conducts more than 95 million background checks annually. Visit us at

About X0PA

X0PA is an AI powered end-to-end B2B platform that helps in streamlining hiring and selections, from sourcing potential candidates, building powerful talent pools, screening objectively with data backed scoring, virtual interviews and assessments and final selections and onboarding. The sophisticated built- in automations help in scaling efficiencies multi-fold, saving our client’s time and resources and access to high quality and diverse talent pools. Using AI and ML to “screen candidates in rather than screen out” by eliminating biases both from humans and from the process that truly helps in your D&I initiatives.

Recognised by IDC as AI-Innovator of APAC, X0PA has additionally won many other accolades and awards. X0PA was recently also named one of the 20 Hottest start-ups in Singapore.

X0PA is a long-term Microsoft partner developing cloud-based tools and products to enhance the hiring process and selection processes for governments, academic institutions, and enterprises.

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