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GigMasters Partners with SterlingBackcheck to Give Clients Peace of Mind
Norwalk, CT, January 28, 2015—GigMasters, the leading event services marketplace, today announced a partnership with SterlingBackcheck, a world leader in background screening. Clients looking to book costumed characters, DJs, magicians, photographers, and many other categories of event professionals, can now find vendors who have passed the background check process.
“Client safety is a top priority for us,” said Michael Caldwell, CEO of GigMasters. “Everyone deserves to have total peace of mind when they book a vendor for their special event – whether that be a wedding, a child’s birthday party or a corporate function. We are proud to offer this important service.”
Upon successful completion of the SterlingBackcheck rigorous screening process, GigMasters vendors automatically receive a “Background Verified” badge on their GigMasters profile.
"We are pleased to partner with GigMasters to provide the highest quality background screening services for their vendors," said Clare Hart, CEO of SterlingBackcheck. "By partnering together, we are taking an important step forward in helping the events industry meet the highest standards of consumer safety and peace of mind."
Many GigMasters members who participated in the pilot program for background checks saw an increase in contacts from prospective clients. 5-star GigMasters vendor, Bubbles Productions, specifically saw a 32% increase in requests for their costumed character services.
“I like to go above and beyond when possible to give my clients as much confidence in booking with us as possible,” said Amanda Wisley of Bubbles Productions. “The fee for the background check wasn't that much, and I think it is a small price to pay to give clients extra reassurance.”
SterlingBackcheck is one of the largest background check companies in the world. Established in 1975, SterlingBackcheck is chosen by more than 25% of the Fortune 100, 20% of the FTSE 100 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: www.sterlingbackcheck.com
*SterlingBackcheck is a trademark of Sterling Infosystems.
GigMasters is the one stop source for event services. With the efficiency of the web and the personal touch of a private event planner, the GigMasters marketplace matches vendors to people planning special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, corporate parties and more. Through over 1.6 million events, GigMasters has impacted the businesses of over 40,000 musicians, variety entertainers, transportation providers, photographers and many other industry professionals. GigMasters was selected for the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. For more information, visit www.gigmasters.com.