Employment Law in HR: Unintentional Discrimination

Employment Law in HR: Unintentional Discrimination

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Canadian human rights laws help promote equality in the workplace and are an integral part of Canadian society. One of the key responsibilities of an employer is to provide a safe, accommodating and legally compliant working environment for all employees, including those groups who most need protection. In Part 1 of the Employment Laws in...

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It's the Holiday Hiring Season

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Holiday Hiring Season

Posted Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

As the leaves start to fall and the air starts to get crisp and cooler, the retail hiring season starts to go into full swing. As you go through the holiday hiring process, it is also a good time to do a self-audit on your hiring, employee background check and onboarding process to hire the...

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Our Warmest Gratitude This Thanksgiving Season

Posted Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Thanksgiving is the time of year when we come together to express gratitude for all of the wonderful things in our lives. From achievements to favourite memories, it’s time to celebrate the successes throughout the year. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Sterling Talent Solutions asked our team to share what they are most thankful for...

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Sterling Talent Solutions Selected as Best Pre-Employment Screening Services in Readers’ Choice Awards

Posted Monday, September 11th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Sterling Talent Solutions is honoured to be selected as one of the Best Pre-Employment Screening Services in the second annual Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Award. The winners were announced in a special section in the July 10, 2017, print and digital issue of Canadian HR Reporter. Readers’ Choice Awards Sterling was nominated for the...

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Importance of a Positive First Day Experience

Posted Thursday, September 7th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Think back to your most recent hiring experience. What were the things that you remembered most? Did you have a positive or negative experience? There has been a greater focus on the candidate experience in the past year, and it will only grow as more people share their job search and hiring experiences online and...

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Sterling Talent Solutions Moves Up the Ranks on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

Posted Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Sterling Talent Solutions is proud to be included for the eighth time in Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies. Sterling was listed as #3688 out of 5000, up from the 2016 listing of #4557. The designation recognizes our commitment to delivering a simpler, smarter background screening and onboarding experience to employers worldwide. Not only...

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The “Gig” Economy and Contingent Workforce in Canada

Posted Monday, August 21st, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

The Canadian economy has changed dramatically over the last 50 years from relatively stable employment in the public or private sector to an increased reliance on temporary or contracted labour. While the manufacturing world has shrunk, the on-demand or contingent workforce (or gig economy) has grown. Freelancers are relying on websites and apps like Handy,...

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Background Re-Screening: The More the Merrier

Background Re-Screening: The More the Merrier

Posted Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Julianna Haase, Sterling Talent Solutions

As employers, we put a strong emphasis on keeping our workplaces safe through background screening our potential hires. Sterling Talent Solutions conducted a survey of 500+ HR professionals in the United States, and of those surveyed, 89% confirmed that their business uses background screening as a preventative measure against workplace discrimination, harassment, fraud and violence....

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Compliance Plays a Major Role for Background Screening

Compliance Plays a Major Role for Background Screening

Posted Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

There are many laws, regulations and guidelines that govern background screening. These rules aim to protect candidates when their personal information is used on an application and during background screening. To respect the rights of applicants and employees, organizations should be aware of their obligations and develop background checking policies that take into account their...

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Criminal Record Checks for Applicants Under 18 Years of Age (U18)

Posted Thursday, July 27th, 2017 by Chuck Walker, Sterling Talent Solutions

Among Sterling Talent Solutions’ many clients, there are those that routinely hire or place young people within their organizations. The question often arises: can these applicants be screened for a criminal record? The short answer is “Yes.” This blog post explains the difference between young persons who may have youth convictions and young persons (U18)...

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