This collaboration brings together Sterling’s more than 45 years of expertise in background screening with Yoti’s innovative identity verification technology. The global partnership will expand Sterling’s digital identity capabilities in EMEA and APAC, and accelerate its vision to create privacy-centric portable identities for candidates.
The Sterling – Yoti partnership will enable an exclusive digital identity verification workflow to be integrated directly into the hiring process, allowing employers to take an identity-first approach, where a candidate’s identity is verified before completing other background checks, and before actually being hired. This strengthens pre-employment checks, reduces or eliminates the need to use physical documents, and creates a simplified hiring and onboarding experience for both employer and candidate.
Furthermore, candidates who verify their identity through Sterling and Yoti will be able to seamlessly create a secure, reusable digital identity. This will allow them to verify their identity once and share their details with other businesses in seconds, making the verification process more streamlined for employers and candidates. Individuals will be able to use their digital identity for future job opportunities, age verification, and any process requiring identity verification.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Yoti, an international leader in digital identity verification, expanding access to Sterling’s identity offerings to employers globally,” said Josh Peirez, CEO, Sterling. “This partnership will provide our clients with an exclusive, fully-integrated digital identity solution that will streamline and simplify identity verification in hiring processes and improve the accuracy of background checks.”
Robin Tombs, CEO at Yoti said: “We’re delighted to combine our digital identity verification technology with Sterling’s expertise in background screening to create an innovative, integrated digital identity solution. We can offer companies the most comprehensive, secure, and efficient employment checks. By adopting an ‘identity first’ approach, employers can be confident the correct person is applying for the job, and benefit from a smooth onboarding process. Our digital identity checks will streamline background screening and improve efficiencies throughout the hiring process.”
Sterling and Yoti have partnered together to create a fully-integrated workflow, structured entirely around reusable digital identity and privacy-preserving standards. Sterling clients and their candidates will be able to enjoy the unique experience across Sterling’s international regions starting in 2023, with the first phase beginning in the UK.