What You Need to Know About the Ontario’s Police Record Check Reform Act

Ontario’s Police Record Checks Reform Act (Bill 113) comes into force

Posted Thursday, November 1st, 2018 by Sterling Talent Solutions

It’s November 1, the day when Ontario’s Police Record Checks Reform Act (also known as Bill 113) comes into force. This law, passed in 2015, has resulted in significant discussion among organizations that rely on police background checks. Sterling took a very proactive approach in responding to this law and worked closely with the Canada...

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Background Screening: A Core Function of Policing?

Background Screening: A Core Function of Policing?

Posted Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 by Chuck Walker, Sterling Talent Solutions

As a Life Member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), I recently attended the annual conference held in Halifax Nova Scotia. The theme for this year’s conference was “Policing in an Ever-Changing World”. The topics discussed ranged from the pending legalization of cannabis, to the emergence of crypto-currency and its exploitation by...

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Sterling Makes Inc. 5000 List for Ninth Year

Sterling Makes Inc. 5000 List for Ninth Year

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Sterling Talent Solutions is proud to be a nine-time honouree of the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies. The designation recognizes our commitment to delivering a simpler, smarter background screening and onboarding experience to employers worldwide. Sterling Talent Solutions, the world’s leading background screening provider, helps make the world a safer place, not only...

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How Will Ontario’s Pay Transparency Act Impact the Hiring Process?

How Will Ontario’s Pay Transparency Act Impact the Hiring Process?

Posted Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

The interview is the “get to know you” portion of the hiring process for both the employer and the applicant. Candidates want to learn more about the company and what is required for the position. Employers are trying to learn as much about the candidate to see if they are qualified and “a fit” for...

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Answers to Your Questions for Ontario’s Police Record Checks Reform Act

Answers to Your Questions for Ontario’s Police Record Checks Reform Act

Posted Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by Sophia Blanc and Mark Sward, Sterling Talent Solutions

A few weeks ago, Sterling Talent Solutions’ Mark Sward, Assistant Vice President, Global Privacy and Sophia Blanc, Director of Global Product Management presented “Ontario’s New Police Record Checks Reform Act (Bill 113): What Happens on November 1st?” They explained the history behind the law, the changes that could impact the criminal records check process, important...

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What You Need to Know About the Ontario’s Police Record Check Reform Act

What You Need to Know About the Ontario’s Police Record Checks Reform Act

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

This spring, the Ontario government has passed regulations and proclaimed the Police Record Checks Reform Act (also known as Bill 113) effective November 1, 2018. Since then, there has been a provincial election and a change of government, which may change Ontario’s approach to regulating criminal record checks. Sterling Talent Solutions’ Mark Sward, Assistant Vice...

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Answers to Your Questions About GDPR Compliance in the US and Canada

Answers to Your Questions About GDPR Compliance in the US and Canada

Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

It’s been a few weeks since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. I am still receiving pop-ups for privacy updates and emails for new privacy agreements from websites and social platforms. It will take a bit of time to see the full impact of the data privacy requirements...

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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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What Does the GDPR Mean for HR in the US and Canada?

What Does the GDPR Mean for HR in the US and Canada?

Posted Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Have you been inundated with emails about updated privacy agreements from banks, digital and email providers, search engines and social platforms? Companies in the US and Canada have been updating their privacy agreements to be more in line with the European Union’s GDPR changes. On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new...

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Best Practices for Making Your Background Screening Program GDPR-Compliant

Best Practices for Making Your Background Screening Program GDPR-Compliant

Posted Monday, April 30th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

In just a few weeks, on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, changing the rules around protection of Europeans’ personal data. The GDPR was introduced to harmonize existing data protection laws across Europe, to strengthen data protection rules in the digital age and ensure consistency for individuals and businesses....

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