Sterling partners with Yoti to launch portable digital identity solution internationally

Sterling and Yoti will integrate digital identity verification workflow into the hiring process throughout EMEA and APAC

Posted 10 November 2022 by Christine Horton

Background screening firm Sterling is partnering with digital identity company Yoti to streamline background checks and expand their digital identity solutions.

The global partnership will expand Sterling’s digital identity capabilities in EMEA and APAC. It will also, it says, accelerate its plans to create privacy-centric portable identities for candidates.

Yoti provides verification solutions spanning identity and age verification, document eSigning, access management, and authentication.

The partnership will enable a digital identity verification workflow to be integrated directly into the hiring process. The candidate’s identity is verified before completing other background checks, and before 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.

Candidates who verify their identity through Sterling and Yoti will also be able to create a secure, reusable digital identity. This will allow them to verify their identity once and more easily share their details with other businesses. 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: “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.”

Rollout will being internationally starting in 2023, with the first phase beginning in the UK.