Ultimate's Background Screening Partner Since 2005.

Sterling empowers companies to make faster, safer hiring decisions with comprehensive background screening and identity services.

  • What You Get

  • How It Works

  • Results

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What You Get

Pre-Built Integration

Ultimate Software and Sterling provide a pre-built integration with UltiPro Recruiting–enabling you to ensure an efficient screening process.

Faster Time-to-Hire

We deliver results in hours, not days. In fact, 70% of Sterling’s criminal searches are completed within an hour–reducing your time-to-hire.

Accurate Results

Gain more accurate results with our extensive data sources that expose tens of thousands more criminal records than database searches alone.

Built-in Compliance

Reduce risk with Sterling’s convenient, built-in compliance tools and processes that simplify always-evolving regulations.

Unparalleled Support

In each of our offices, we have teams of highly trained service and account professionals who are passionate about delivering the best service every day.

Trusted Partners

Sterling is trusted by 30,000+ customers globally, who conduct 100+ million global criminal record searches annually.

How It Works

High-quality background checks are a crucial step in the hiring process. Employers need to ensure they are hiring the right people for the business.

That's why Ultimate Software partners with Sterling to offer a comprehensive suite of cloud-based, background check and drug solutions that are pre-integrated with UltiPro Recruiting.

With just a few clicks, recruiters, and hiring managers can initiate a pre-employment background check on candidates directly within UltiPro Recruiting.

Once a background check is initiated, information entered into UltiPro Recruiting is pre-populated in the background check form, eliminating duplicate data entry.

Next, the candidate receives an email to provide any additional information and provide consent.

Once Sterling conducts the background check, the status of results are visible to the recruiter and/or hiring manager directly within UltiPro Recruiting.

This bi-directional integration increases workforce productivity, reduces time-to-hire, and results in better quality hires.

Sterling provides more than 100 unique services, including:

  • Criminal Record Checks
  • Employment & Education Verifications
  • Motor Vehicle Record Checks
  • Credit Reports
  • Drug and Health Screening
  • Global Screening

Customer Results

Farmer's Home Furniture

"Turnaround time is extremely important to our hiring process, especially during peak hiring seasons. With 90% of our background screens being returned within 24 hours, Sterling allows us to hire quickly"

Sean St. Clair | Executive Director of Human Resources


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