Providing a dedicated background checking service for the retail sector.

Fraud and theft initiated by employees continue to cost retailers millions of pounds each year. An effective background checking programme reduces the risk of hiring dishonest individuals whose past may be an indicator of their future behaviour.

Sterling leads the way in developing employment screening programmes for the retail industry.

We conduct pre-employment screening on tens of thousands of retail candidates each year for some of the UK’s largest stores. Our people, process, and technology combine to deliver fast results, with a level of detail that is unparalleled in serving the retail industry.

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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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Corporate Address

EMEA Corporate Address

Sterling (EMEA) Ltd
8th Floor, Alexandra House
1 Alexandra Road
United Kingdom

Global Headquarters

1 State Street Plaza
24th Floor
New York
NY 10004
United States