Unparalleled Global Expertise
Sterling has extensive experience in performing international background checks. Our capabilities include:
- Employment & Education Verifications, Reference Checks: Worldwide
- Driving Records: US, UK & Canada
- Criminal Record Checks: Available in 75 countries and Territories through direct sources. All other countries we use best available databases.
- Drug Testing in many countries
Overseas, Sterling provides services under the BackCheck brand. BackCheck is the market leader in Canada and one of the largest background check providers in EMEA.
Sterling provides a global pre-employment screening solution with multilingual support and 24-hour a day service. We offer a full suite of services to satisfy background checks and due diligence requirements for candidates abroad. We deliver consistent results, ensuring our clients’ global screening needs are met.
Criminal record checks: Available in 75 countries and Territories through direct sources. All other countries we use best available databases.
First Class Supply Network Delivers High Quality Results
Providers are strictly vetted and audited regularly to ensure our criminal record checks are in full compliance with all applicable legislation including the European Directive on Data Protection and the United States Safe Harbor Principles.
We carefully examine data sources with 6 specific requirements in mind:
- Existence of information in target country
- How information is maintained
- Reliability and credibility of information
- Legality of using consumer information for employment purposes
- Timeliness of delivery
- Cost of information
Our experience and leading technology allow us to design comprehensive global pre-employment screening programs ensuring consistency of screening across entire client organizations.
Global Identity Validation
Sterling maintains a proprietary database that validates identity documents such as passports and national identification cards.
- Available for 180 countries worldwide
- Uses physical and logical identifiers in each document to confirm its validity
- Meets the standards of the United Kingdom Right to Work Verification Mandate
Contact Sterling for detailed information about our Global Capacity.
Are you based in Canada? Visit www.backcheck.ca.
Are you based in the UK? Visit www.backcheck.co.uk.
The Sterling family includes BackCheck - the largest background check provider in Canada and among the largest in the U.K.
We offer background screening in over 200 countries, territories and dependencies, supported by broad global experience and international regulatory compliance expertise. Sterling also owns and operates Bishops Services, Inc., the oldest privately held investigation and corporate due diligence firm in the United States.