VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 27, 2015 /CNW/ -- SterlingBackcheck, Canada's largest and leading background check company, today announces a groundbreaking new screening service for obtaining a comprehensive, secure vulnerable sector check faster and easier through an online process.
Tailored to Canada's specific screening requirements, the Positions of Trust Check has been created for those in positions (sports organizations, healthcare, education, churches, day-care personnel, social workers and camp recreation staff) working with or alongside vulnerable populations. The Positions of Trust Check is the only online and nationwide vulnerable sector check available, offering fast turnaround times and secure results.
"One of the challenges of conventional criminal record checks continues to be the potential for forgery due to the use of paper-based methods," explains Rod Piukkala, vice president of police services technologies for SterlingBackcheck and a former Ontario Chief of Police. "The Positions of Trust Check significantly reduces the possibility of forgery, while ensuring privacy and confidentiality, making a vulnerable sector check faster and more reliable than any other option in Canada today."
Using the Positions of Trust Check, volunteers, employees and employers at any workplace or organization can quickly and securely obtain a vulnerable sector check that includes nationwide screening and ensures the applicant has no pardons for sex offences through the SterlingBackcheck platform. This check is a multi-service screening tool that includes a search for criminal convictions (a Criminal Records Check), a search of Local Police non-conviction Information, and a PardonCheck, which verifies that an individual does not have a pardon for sex offences.
"We developed the Positions of Trust Check as a direct response to demand from Canadians. As the largest provider of background screening in Canada, we serve thousands of customers on a national basis who need an alternative to sending people to their local police department," said Dave Dinesen, president, UK and Canada Criminal Record Products. "Now, with the Positions of Trust Check, there is a comprehensive, expedited alternative to query pardoned sex offenders as part of a criminal record or vulnerable sector check, on a national basis that is completely secure and online."
Through a standardized, shareable and secure process that satisfies Canada's screening requirements and is consistent with best practices recommended by privacy groups and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Positions of Trust Check is poised to create safer workplaces and provide a greater number of screened applicants. The solution is accepted and endorsed by major Canadian insurers who provide insurance to employers and organizations operating within the vulnerable sector space.
Positions of Trust Check Features:
- Secure delivery of the results in a verifiable, renewable credential.
- Consistent process and results on a national basis.
- A re-useable determination that: "this applicant does not have a pardon for a sex offence".
- Online application for organizations with no travel required.
- Consistent pricing for all applicants regardless of where they reside in Canada.
- Compliant with recent CCLA, privacy commissioners, human rights recommendations as to the release of mental health and other non-conviction information.
- The PardonCheck component may need only to be completed once a lifetime if maintained regularly.
The Positions of Trust check is now available throughout Canada. On February 11, 2015 SterlingBackcheck is offering a webinar on understanding and complying with laws surrounding vulnerable sector checks. To find out more please visit: http://bit.ly/VSC2015.
About SterlingBackcheck Canada
SterlingBackcheck is one of the largest background check companies in the world and the largest in Canada. Established in 1975, SterlingBackcheck is chosen by more than 25% of the Fortune 100, 60% of the Financial Post's Top 50 Employers and more than 20,000 organizations to help them hire and retain the right people. As a global background screening leader, SterlingBackcheck employs almost 3,000 people in five countries and its team offers expertise in compliance, client experience and applicant experience. Connected by the world's most advanced background check technology platform, SterlingBackcheck continuously reinvests in its business and its customers to ensure it remains a global leader. To learn more about SterlingBackcheck, please visit: http://www.sterlingbackcheck.ca/Need/Positions-Of-Trust-Check/
SterlingBackcheck is a trademark of Sterling Infosystems, Inc.
For further information: SterlingBackcheck, Kate Finley, (614) 304-1463, [email protected], http://www.sterlingbackcheck.ca