August 28th, 2018 | Sterling

Sterling Makes Inc. 5000 List for Ninth Year

Sterling is proud to be a nine-time honouree of the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies. The designation recognizes our commitment to delivering a simpler, smarter background screening and onboarding experience to employers worldwide.

Sterling, the world’s leading background screening provider, helps make the world a safer place, not only for our 25,000 clients globally but for every person who is impacted by their hiring decisions. With 20 offices in nine countries and growing, Sterling conducts over 100 million searches annually with a team of over 4,400 employees. Sterling invests more than $60 million per year in technology advancements, such as our global platform, compliance and client services support. We pride ourselves on our criminal background checks that deliver the highest quality results with industry-leading turnaround times, up to 4x faster than the industry average.

With more than 42 years of success in global background screening and hiring compliance, Sterling has perfected everything your business needs to mitigate risk and hire fast with confidence. We are committed to continuous innovation and we have the financial strength and industry expertise to make it happen. As the global leader in background screening, Sterling works tirelessly to reduce complexity, delivering the value of local expertise and recognizing differences across regional markets.

What is the Inc. 5000 List?

The Inc. 500 list ranks companies by their overall growth over a three-year period, using 2014 revenues as a base for growth calculations. The companies listed also must be privately-owned, based in the United States and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Inc. shared the origins of the awards, “In 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Since then, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark.” Inc. expanded the list to 5,000 in 2007, “giving readers a deeper, richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success. Today, the list is a distinguished editorial award, a celebration of innovation, a network of entrepreneurial leaders, and an effective public relations showcase.”

The top five in this year’s Inc. 5000 ranking are diverse companies with the largest revenue growth over a 3-year period:

  • Swan Leap: Swan Leap creates software to help companies in their shipping logistics.
  • Pop Sockets: Pop Sockets are everywhere. They are the self-adhesive, collapsible or expandable mobile phone grips.
  • Home Chef: Home Chef is the meal-kit delivery service with fresh, pre-proportioned ingredients and easy to use recipes.
  • Velocity Global: Velocity Global is a global recruiting, immigration, payroll and consulting firm that helps organisations with global expansion.
  • DEPCOM Power: DEPCOM Power provides engineering, operations, procurement and construction services to solar energy product companies.

Recognition for Sterling

In the past year, Sterling has been recognized with multiple awards for our company, background screening platform and leadership. The awards list includes Bronze Best in Biz Award for Best Place to Work with over 1,000 Employees, HR Vendors of the Year Best Background Screening Providers in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore and the 2016 and 2017 Gold Stevie Award for Global Sales Team. We are honoured to display the awards that we have achieved in the past year to symbolize the dedication from every person in every Sterling office around the world.

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