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Random Testing and DOT Audit Preparedness - November 10, 2014

Resulting from growing concerns surrounding substance abuse by American workers, President Reagan’s 1986 executive order mandated every federal agency to implement a drug-free workplace program (DFWP). Eventually, and after recognizing that swift action was needed with regards to employers in transportation industries following tragic accidents that had occurred, the United States Congress enacted the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act (OTETA) of 1991.

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Snapshots and Dashboards: New Enhancements to Screening Direct™ - October 08, 2014

If you’re not already familiar with Screening Direct™, it’s our cloud-based, proprietary technology platform that unifies your candidate orders and data into a single workflow where you can easily place orders, manage tasks, monitor status and view candidate records.  Highly secure and regularly updated to meet evolving compliance standards, you can seamlessly manage even the most complex screening program. And now, we’ve also added two new features to make your Screening Direct™ user experience even better!

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SterlingBackcheck Named to Inc 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies For 2014 - September 18, 2014

Ranking Marks the 5th Time the Company has Been Recognized in the Inc. 5000 List

New York, NY – SterlingBackcheck, a world leader in the background screening industry, today announced that it has been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list for 2014, marking the fifth time the company has been recognized. Sterling was ranked the 9th fastest-growing private company in the human resources sector by revenue, and 2,525 overall.

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2014 SterlingBackcheck Product Road Map Highlights - September 10, 2014

Here at SterlingBackcheck, we’ve laid out an ambitious road map of new products and services that we want to build in 2014 – all designed to help you hire and retain a safer and more effective workforce. As we cross over the halfway mark in the year, we’ve introduced a total of 63 enhancements.

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Strengthen Your Executive-Level Hiring Program with a Bishops Executive Hiring Report - September 10, 2014

Executives are the glue that hold a company together. They are the visionaries that can lead, inspire innovation, drive growth, and move your business forward. At least, that is what a good executive should be – someone you can trust with highly sensitive information and your most critical corporate responsibilities. But what happens when that trust is broken? When a seemingly perfect executive hire turns bad?

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SterlingBackcheck Introduces a New End-to-End I-9 Management Solution - August 05, 2014

Form I-9 is one of the facts of HR life – you have to do it.  But for something so seemingly straightforward, it can be uncomfortably tricky, as evidenced by Infosys and their recent, historic $34 million Form I-9 fine. 

That’s why we are excited to announce our new end-to-end digital and mobile-enabled I-9 Management Solution designed to make the entire I-9 completion process as easy and painless as possible. From form completion, to real-time validation, audit, remediation, data migration, storage, and extensive remote hiring services, this new comprehensive solution provides enterprise class tools at an affordable cost companies of any size can benefit from.

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SterlingBackcheck Demystifies Background Checks on Jobline - July 30, 2014

Richard Seldon, President of Global Revenue, demystifies background checks with Scott Passeser of Executive Alliance on Radio Jobline.

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I-9 Advantage Announces Partnership with SterlingBackcheck to Deliver Form I-9 and E-Verify Software Solutions - July 24, 2014

Form I-9 & E-Verify solutions integrated with background screening to streamline hiring process

DETROIT, July, 24nd, 2014 – I-9 Advantage™ the leading provider of cloud-based Form I-9 and E-Verify software announced today a new partnership with SterlingBackcheck, the world’s most trusted global background screening provider.

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SterlingBackcheck Appoints Martin H. Brodbeck as New Chief Technology Officer - July 10, 2014

Technology Veteran Continues to Bolster SterlingBackcheck’s Senior Leadership Team

NEW YORK, July 10, 2014 – SterlingBackcheck, the world’s most trusted background screening company, announces the appointment of Martin Brodbeck as its new Chief Technology Officer. Brodbeck is the most recent senior executive to join the SterlingBackcheck leadership team as it builds and executes on an ambitious multiyear strategy of domestic and global corporate expansion

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Why Pre-Employment Background Screening Is Not Enough - July 07, 2014

As an HR professional or business owner, you understand the importance of pre-hire applicant background screening better than anyone. It is a vital part of the recruiting process, protecting your business from risks such as fraud, theft, workplace violence and negligent hiring.

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SterlingBackcheck Showcases New Form I-9 Solution at Annual SHRM Conference - June 20, 2014

At Booth 2645, SterlingBackcheck will launch a comprehensive new I-9 management solution as well as demonstrate its exclusive post-hire employee monitoring service.

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New Options for Criminal Searches, Verifications and Self-Payment - June 03, 2014

2014 has been an exciting year so far for SterlingBackcheck and we’re just getting started! Here are several important new products that may benefit your screening program.

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SterlingBackcheck Partners with The National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) and Aspen Grove Solutions to Offer Industry-Wide Background Screening Solution Through Aspen iRecord - May 30, 2014

SterlingBackcheck, the world’s most trusted background screening company, Aspen Grove Solutions and the National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) are pleased to announce the addition of SterlingBackcheck to the industrywide background screening solution Aspen iRecord™ 

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Baltimore Ban the Box Update - May 20, 2014

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake signed legislation to ban the box for private employers. This legislation prohibits certain employers from conducting a criminal background check or otherwise inquiring into an applicant’s criminal record until a conditional offer of employment has been made. 

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SterlingBackcheck Welcomes Bob Maguire as Head of Global Sales - May 06, 2014

SterlingBackcheck, the world’s most trusted background screening company, is pleased to welcome Bob Maguire as the Executive Vice President for Global Sales. Maguire is the newest executive to join SterlingBackcheck’s leadership team as it builds and executes on an ambitious multi-year strategy of domestic and global corporate expansion.

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Sterling Infosystems Changes Name to SterlingBackcheck - May 01, 2014

Sterling Infosystems, a world leader in the background screening industry, announced today that it has changed its brand name to SterlingBackcheck. The new name reflects the company’s astonishing growth over the past seven years, including the 2012 acquisition of BackCheck, Canada’s leading background screening company. The Sterling brand is well-established in the US and recognized as one of the largest and most well-respected background screening companies. The decision to add Backcheck to the name is part of the company’s global growth strategy.  

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EEOC and FTC Offer Joint Tips on Background Checks for Employment Purposes - March 31, 2014

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have released two joint publications in order to provide both employers and potential employees with information and tips regarding background checks for employment purposes...

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New San Francisco Ordinance Regulates Criminal Background Checks - March 14, 2014

The City and County of San Francisco, California recently enacted a broad-sweeping ordinance that limits requests for, and use of, criminal history records by employers, including city and county contractors and subcontractors...

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Sterling Infosystems achieves background screening credentialing council accreditation - February 28, 2014

New York, NY, February 14, 2014 The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Sterling Infosystems has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited for their United States employment screening operations...

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Sentinel - Winter, 2013-2014 Issue - February 26, 2014

Welcome to the Winter Edition of the Sterling Sentinel Newsletter

Each quarter, we share important changes to the compliance landscape along with best practices, helpful resources and more. In this issue you'll find updates on a new San Francisco ordinance that regulates criminal background checks and details on two upcoming webinars...

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Verified Volunteers Partners with Points Of Light to Offer Online Platform for Vetting Volunteers - December 09, 2013

Ft. Collins, CO, and Atlanta, GA, (December 9, 2013) – Verified Volunteers, the first-of-its-kind platform for volunteer background screening, and Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, today announced a groundbreaking new partnership to make vetting volunteers faster, easier and less costly for nonprofits and volunteers themselves.

Using Verified Volunteers’ new online service, volunteers and volunteer managers at any nonprofit can quickly and easily obtain a single, standardized background check for civic service accepted by multiple nonprofit organizations, schools, youth sports teams and faith-based groups.

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Sterling Infosystems Acquires Chicago-based HR Plus - October 07, 2013

New York - October 7, 2013 – Sterling Infosystems, a world leader in global background checks, is pleased to announce that it has acquired HR Plus, a prominent provider of background screening, drug and occupational health screening and fingerprinting services.

Together, Sterling Infosystems and HR Plus are better positioned to serve organizations that require thorough, accurate employment screening and verification services for prospective staff. By combining their strong customer-driven cultures with sophisticated technologies, Sterling and HR Plus can better serve customers around the world with a comprehensive suite of screening solutions and services.

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Global Background Check Leader Sterling Infosystems Announces New Chief Marketing Officer - September 09, 2013

New York – September 9, 2013 – Sterling Infosystems, the world’s most trusted background check company, today announced the appointment of Julia Mair as chief marketing officer. Mair is a seasoned marketer with a reputation for leading high-performing marketing teams at The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones and Factiva.

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Sterling Infosystems Named To Inc. 5000 List Of Fastest-growing Private Companies - September 04, 2013

New York – September 4, 2013 – Sterling Infosystems, the world’s most trusted background check company, today announced that it has been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list for 2013, marking the fourth time the company has been recognized. Sterling was ranked the 69th fastest-growing private company in the human resources sector, and 1,499th overall. Sterling was also recognized as one of the top 100 companies in New York. The company’s upward move is based on Sterling’s impressive 266 percent growth from 2009 to 2012.

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Global Background Check Leader Sterling Infosystems Names Clare Hart President - May 06, 2013

New York – May 6, 2013 – Sterling Infosystems, the world’s most trusted background check company, today announced the appointment of Clare Hart as president. Hart is well known as an innovator and leader in the world of interactive data and business information services.

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Sterling Makes Crain’s New York Fast 50 List - June 26, 2012

Sterling Infosystems, Inc., the world’s largest company focused entirelyon background screening services, today announced it has earned the #30 spot on Crain's first New York Business Fast 50 list...

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Sterling Infosystems Selects Cleveland Metropolitan Area for New Regional Headquarters - May 01, 2012

Sterling Infosystems, Inc., today announced it will open a new regional headquarters in Independence, OH. After careful consideration, the company selected the Cleveland area over Virginia, Georgia, and various other locations. Sterling is the largest background checking company in North America.

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Sterling Infosystems Acquires Checkwell Solutions Corporation (“BackCheck”) - April 19, 2012

Sterling Infosystems, Inc., a company owned by management and Calera Capital, a San Francisco based private equity firm, today announced it has acquired Vancouver, Canada based BackCheck. BackCheck, a provider of background checking products and services, is the market leader in Canada and one of the largest providers in the United Kingdom. Sterling, already one of the largest background checking companies in the world, is now the largest within North America and is well positioned for future growth...

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Sterling Infosystems Completes Acquisition of AISS - February 03, 2012

Sterling Infosystems, Inc., a company owned by management and Calera Capital, a San Francisco based private equity firm, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Acxiom Information Security Services (AISS), a leading background screening company, from Acxiom Corporation (Nasdaq: ACXM). This important milestone expands Sterling’s already robust technology and service team with a new group of talented people, innovative products, and unique screening options.

William Greenblatt, Founder and CEO of New York City based Sterling, said “The acquisition of AISS is a pivotal point in Sterling's history as it has well positioned us for future growth”...

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Sterling Infosystems Acquires Key Competitor AISS from Acxiom - December 05, 2011

Employment Background Screening Company Sterling Infosystems Becomes the Second Largest in the Industry

William Greenblatt, Founder and CEO of New York City-headquartered Sterling, said “The acquisition of AISS, one of our largest competitors, is a pivotal point in Sterling's history because it will make us the second largest background screening company in the world. It will furthermore allow AISS to realize its full potential by being part of a company that is solely focused on what AISS is focused on – background screening.”...

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Background Screening Company Sterling Infosystems acquires Colorado-based Tandem Select - September 09, 2011

Sterling Infosystems Inc., the third largest background screening company in the world, announced today it has acquired Tandem Select, a leading background screening company based in Fort Collins, CO. The acquisition brings together two of 2011's Inc 5000 fastest growing companies.

William Greenblatt, Founder and CEO of New York City-headquartered Sterling, said "In addition to Tandem's renowned customer service excellence, this acquisition will allow their focus and skill in product innovation to complement Sterling's initiatives and global influence. We're very excited about what this will mean for the future of the background screening industry."...

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Sterling Infosystems, leading employment and background screening services provider, Acquires Screening International - July 22, 2010

Sterling Infosystems, Inc., a leading provider of employment and background screening services, announced that it has acquired Screening International, LLC from Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) a leading providing of consumer and corporate identity risk management services.

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