Sterling Honored as Best International Power Partner by Prestigious Inc. Awards

October 24th, 2023

Roundup highlights B2B organizations that partner with clients across all business functions and empower growth

INDEPENDENCE, OH (October 24, 2023) – Sterling Check Corp. (NASDAQ: STER) (“Sterling”), a leading provider of identity and background services, today announced being named to Inc.’s second annual Power Partner Awards in the Best International Power Partner category. The Inc. Power Partner Awards honor B2B organizations across the globe that have proven track records supporting businesses and helping them grow. Sterling is among an exclusive list of winning organizations selected out of thousands of applicants.

“Trusted B2B partners provide guidance and expertise that leaders rely on at various steps of their organization’s journey. Partners that possess a demonstrated ability to deliver quality support are at the core of entrepreneurship and help bring big ideas to life,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business Media.

Inc. award winners are recognized for receiving top marks from clients for being instrumental in helping leadership navigate the dynamic world of business success and growth. The winners stand out for supporting their clients across various facets of the business, including hiring, compliance, infrastructure development, and cloud migration, allowing clients to focus on their core missions.

“Global hiring programs come with significant complexity, from delivering consistently great candidate experiences across multiple regions to meeting local compliance regulations,” says Steve Smith, President, International at Sterling. “Working with a partner like Sterling can offer business leaders peace of mind as they grow their workforces globally. We’re delighted to be named in the Inc. Awards as Best International Power Partner, which recognizes our people, technology, and the highly valued support we provide to employers around the world.”

As job candidates assess what work means to them and companies evaluate the culture and experiences they’re offering, Sterling proudly partners with organizations to build global workforces on a foundation of trust and safety, with operations around the world that provide clients with local market expertise, unrivaled client service, and trusted global background screening and identity verification programs.

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The November 2023 Issue of Inc. magazine is available online now at and will be on newsstands beginning October 31, 2023.

About Inc. Business Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

About Sterling

Sterling (NASDAQ: STER) — a leading provider of background and identity services — offers background and identity verification to help over 50,000 clients create people-first cultures built on a foundation of trust and safety. Sterling’s tech-enabled services help organizations across all industries establish great environments for their workers, partners, and customers. With operations around the world, Sterling conducted more than 110 million searches in the twelve months ending December 31, 2022. Visit us at

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