Importance of Creating a Global Background Check Programme

Importance of Creating a Global Background Check Programme

Posted Monday, August 6th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

For many businesses, hiring foreign-born workers or candidates with international experience has a distinct competitive advantage while diversifying the workplace and filling any empty skill gaps. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) “UK and Non-UK People in the Labour Market May 2018 Report“, found that from January to May 2018, there were 28.73 million UK...

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Contingent Workers: The Gap Between Who to Hire and Who to Screen and the Associated Risk

Contingent Workers: The Gap Between Who to Hire and Who to Screen and the Associated Risk

Posted Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

The gig economy now has a strong influence on economies in the UK and around the world. An April 2017 report by the Royal Society of Arts showed that 1.1 million people work in gig economy positions. 59% provide professional, creative or administrative services, 33% provide skilled or personal services and 16% provide driving or delivery services....

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Tips for Being Compliant When Considering the Results of Criminal Record Checks

Tips for Being Compliant When Considering the Results of Criminal Record Checks

Posted Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

At the end of last year, we took a survey to market to get an idea of the landscape in the UK for background screening. The findings of the “Background Checks 2018: UK Trends & Best Practices Report” revealed some interesting results. One of the most interesting insights was that 58% of businesses now perform...

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Tips for Overcoming the Top 5 Background Check Challenges

Tips for Overcoming the Top 5 Background Check Challenges

Posted Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

With GDPR updates going into effect on 25 May 2018 and the transition to Brexit starting next year, there is and will be many changes in the hiring compliance landscape in the next year. The need for employers to hire with confidence is growing even more crucial, which is why background checks plays a vital...

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How to Be Hiring Compliant in a Social Media-Centric World

How to Be Hiring Compliant in a Social Media-Centric World

Posted Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

With over 30% of the world’s population using social media, it is hard to avoid news that is shared via social media platforms. Social media has consistently been featured in the news either with data privacy issues, “outside” sources purchasing ads to influence voters or President Trump’s latest twitter posts. Users feel that they can...

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Billy Greenblatt-Background Checks: It’s Time to Reinvent the Industry We Invented

Background Checks: It’s Time to Reinvent the Industry We Invented

Posted Monday, June 11th, 2018 by Billy Greenblatt, CEO, Sterling

Many of you may not know that over forty years ago I started a business, which then morphed into a criminal search company with three employees. Now Sterling is the largest identity and screening business in the world. From 1975 to 2013 we grew the company by automating the criminal record check process, investing in cutting-edge technology...

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