Background Checks & Drug Screening


Technology is at the Heart of Everything We Do

At Sterling, we are committed to delivering the highest quality background checks combined with the fastest service in the industry. To do this, we invest in cutting edge technologies and are constantly innovating new practices and processes at every opportunity. And when you unite our industry-leading technologies with the deep expertise of our extensive staff of global researchers and screeners, you get an unmatchable resource for background screening excellence.

Robust Screening Program Management

Our cloud-based, proprietary technology platform unifies your candidate orders and data into a single, unified workflow so that 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 manage even the most complex screening program seamlessly including criminal background checks, verifications, I-9, drug screening, etc.

Improved Applicant Experience

Our cloud-based candidate portal is designed to helps you collect data from candidates for background screening, onboarding, and other HR requirements. Customizable to your brand experience, we offer various “workflow options” that allow you to control the information request process and to create a positive candidate and brand experience. What’s more, our platforms require no initial setup or configuration.

High Speed Court Connections for Faster Criminal Records Searching

Court Direct™ is our proprietary criminal records delivery system that provides the fastest and most accurate criminal record checks in the industry. The Court Direct™ technology automates a historically manual and time consuming process by integrating with more than 2,100 jurisdictions throughout the U.S. – this covers over 75% of all criminal records searched. With access to millions of criminal records, Court Direct™ provides faster turnaround times while decreasing human data entry errors.


Increase productivity and improve efficiency by seamlessly integrating with any of Sterling’s 40+ ATS/HCM partners

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