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Creating Your Perfect Background Screening Policy

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017 by Julianna Haase, Marketing and Communications Intern

According to the UK Background Screening Trends & Best Practices 2016 Report, one in five companies that perform background checks does not have an official background screening policy. So if you don’t—not to worry, you’re not alone and luckily, we’ve got you covered. Sterling Talent Solutions recently hosted a webinar, HR Essentials: How To Create an Effective Background Screening Policy presented by Steven Smith, Vice President for Sterling Talent Solutions, who gave some top notch advice on why and how to create an impactful background screening policy.

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GDPR: What You Need to Know with 12 Months to Go

Posted Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

On 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into full effect. This will cause drastic changes in the way personal data is protected in the European Union. Sterling Talent Solutions recently launched a ten part webinar series about the GDPR. The first webinar entitled GDPR: “What You Need to Know with 12 Months to Go” was presented by Sterling Talent Solutions’ Oran Kiazim, Vice President of Global Privacy and Beatriz Torets-Ruiz, Privacy Analyst & Legal Researcher. The webinar was an introduction of what is to come with the GDPR and how you can help to ensure your organisation is fully compliant from day one.

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UK Data Protection Laws and Social Media Screening

Posted Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Sterling Talent Solutions

Can you remember a time when you didn't have a mobile phone? In reality, mobile devices didn't become popular until 20 years ago in the UK, back when they were only used for making calls, texts and possibly playing Snake or Tetris! The smartphone was introduced to the world in 2007 by Steve Jobs with the iPhone, allowing users to keep in touch with friends and family via social media applications whilst on the move. With technology changing every day, mobile devices have brought the world closer together than ever before.

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How to Make It To The Top in Tech: Clare Hart Interview in Inc.

Posted Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

Clare Hart, CEO of Sterling Talent Solutions, recently spoke with Wanda Thibodeaux for Inc.com to share tips about how to "make it" in the technology industry. They spoke about a variety of topics from mentoring to the importance of people and striving for balance in a world of technology.

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How to Choose a Background Screening Partner

Posted Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

Running an HR department is not an easy task. Shifting priorities, employee demands, recruiting changes and new technologies demand more and more attention of today's HR professionals. These internal issues do not even take into account the changing applicant demands in a candidate-driven job market. As the battle for high-performing talent increases, employers can no longer afford to have anything less than a consistent, personalized and seamless experience for their candidates. Great hiring experiences start with the technology used in an organisation's background screening platform. This begins with choosing the best third-party background screening provider.

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What Can Employers Learn Via Social Media Screening?

Posted Friday, May 12th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

The rise of social media has had an effect on every aspect of modern life from connecting friends and families across the globe to the instantaneous sharing of breaking news events to helping people find new jobs. We are at a point where we cannot live without our social media connections. Once a social media post or photos are published, they are now public and can be viewed by anyone (unless the post and the account are set as private).

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