Readers Choice 2019: Best Background Screening Provider

Sterling RISQ won the Gold Award for Best Background Screening Provider at the 2019 Readers Choice Awards last month.
By: | December 3, 2019

The team at Sterling RISQ was thrilled to receive the Gold award in the Best Background Screening Provider category of the HRM Asia Readers Choice Awards for the third year in a row. “We’re ecstatic on the win,” Lynn Ee, Marketing Manager of Sterling RISQ said. “We were definitely humbled by the continuous support of our clients, who have placed the responsibility to hire safer in the global workforce with us.”

Ensuring the right candidates are able to join a hiring organisation’s team as quickly as possible is critical to success in the modern business environment. This pressure on speed to hire and accuracy of selection is even further heightened by the need for companies of all sizes to harness the power and opportunities of technological advancement. The costs of an incorrect CV or skills claim can be devastating.

“Sterling RISQ understands this dilemma and seeks to empower businesses of all shapes and sizes to make smarter, faster and safer hiring decisions – by providing its comprehensive suite of screening services utilising next generation technologies,” Elizabeth Fitzell, Asia-Pacific Managing Director for Sterling RISQ, said. The company aims to consistently “put the customer in the room” to ensure that its product and service offerings are always built with the customers in mind.

Despite having three awards already under its belt, Sterling RISQ won’t be resting in 2020. It plans to emphasise its vital rescreening capabilities in the new year, ensuring organisations stay ahead of internal threats as they develop.

“This continuous screening is facilitated by the growth in various technologies, including digitisation of records, API integrations, and the like,” Fitzell said. “In 2020, we will continue to invest in the latest technological platforms. This adds on to latest social media screening search that employs advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to comb thousands of websites for both user-generated and third-party content to reveal toxic online behaviour, or unbecoming activities.”


Winner of the Best Background Screening Provider prizes in the 2017, 2018, and now 2019 HRM Asia Readers Choice Awards, Sterling RISQ is the employment screener and verification expert for the Asia-Pacific region. Through next generation technologies supporting a range of identity, social media and employment screening services, Sterling RISQ empowers organisations to make faster, bettter, safer hiring decisions with confidence and industry-leading turnaround times.