The Globalization of the workforce and other trends in the Canadian hiring market

Posted Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 by Sterling Talent Solutions

With the demand for skilled talent on the rise, how does an organization adjust to the latest trends? With the unemployment rate in Canada continuing to be the lowest in decades, workers have become more and more confident in their job search, forcing organizations to re-evaluate their hiring strategy. But before jumping to what it...

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10 DOs and DON’Ts for Recruiting in a Job Seeker’s Market

Posted Thursday, April 18th, 2019 by Carrie Andrews, Head of Corporate Marketing

In the current environment where unemployment is the lowest it’s been in decades and worker turnover is on the rise, employers are having a hard time acquiring good talent—and keeping it. Organizations cannot afford to handle recruiting the way they used to in this job seekers’ market, so it’s imperative for them to adopt new...

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Confusion in Ontario regarding youth conviction records

Confusion in Ontario regarding youth conviction records

Posted Thursday, March 28th, 2019 by Sterling Talent Solutions

The new Police Records Check Reform Act (PRCRA) has impacted some local practices – what organizations need to know We continue to receive questions with regards to the Police Records Check Reform Act of Ontario, so I’d like to take this opportunity to address some of the recent inquires. If you are with an Ontario...

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The Unconscious Bias: From Awareness to Action

The Unconscious Bias: From Awareness to Action

Posted Monday, March 25th, 2019 by Sterling Talent Solutions

Unconscious bias is as much a part of our personal lives as it is a part of our professional lives.  While eliminating our biases is impossible, learning how to control them is not. In a recent webinar facilitated by Sterling, Wyle Baoween, CEO, HRx Technology, broke down the meaning of unconscious bias and other related...

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3 Pillars PRCRA and Integration with Sterling

3 Pillars of PRCRA and Integration with Sterling

Posted Thursday, January 31st, 2019 by Chuck Walker, Senior Advisor – Public Safety Information Management

The Police Record Checks Reform Act of Ontario (PRCRA) came into force on November 1st, 2018.  We have received many questions from Sterling clients regarding the three types of checks that the PRCRA prescribes and how these work with Sterling’s Canadian Criminal Record Check (CCRC) and Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC) services. This article illustrates how...

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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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