COVID-19 Update: Sterling is continuing to fulfil the vast majority of background checks with minimal disruption. For additional info on how Sterling is handling the COVID-19 situation, please visit our COVID-19 page.

Recruitment & RPO

Delivering reassurance to agencies and employers alike.

Recruitment agencies and Recruitment Process Outsourcing organisations (RPOs) offer employers the opportunity to free up time and resources by taking on all or part of an organisation’s hiring activity.

For the staffing agency, delivering the best and most reliable talent is a mission-critical part of their business, but in-house vetting procedures are not always enough – and the cost of a bad hire can be devastating to both the client and agency alike.

As a recruitment agency or RPO organisation, the value of integrating employee screening into your client proposition cannot be underestimated. By providing a full-service agreement of this type you will deliver the reassurance your clients require when it comes to recruitment and create a degree of security and trust that will retain business.

How to create the perfect recruitment journey: From employer value proposition to candidate selection

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Criminal Record checks

Our comprehensive background screening services raise the safety bar to help ensure faster, accurate hiring decisions.

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Employment & Activity Verification

We validate who you are hiring in advance with thorough verification services backed by our own powerful fulfillment engine.

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Social Media Searches

Get a view of your candidate beyond the CV or interview as part of a comprehensive and compliant background check programme.

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Global Background Checks

Expertise and technology to overcome the complexity of background screening an international workforce.

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Want to talk background checks or brainstorm about hiring solutions? Need us to just listen? Whatever the reason, we are here to help.

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United Kingdom

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