Friday, August 25, 2006

Credit Checks as Part of the Hiring Process

A recent survey revealed that running a credit report is a relatively common practice employers use to judge an applicant's level of responsibility, verify their employment history and identity, and assess their risk for workplace theft. According to the survey, more than 1 in 5 small and medium sized businesses use credit reports in the hiring process. Candidates applying for jobs in finance, accounting, and bookkeeping, as well as those who have access to cash or valuables or supervise budgets and people are most likely to have to undergo a background check. Be sure to check out the article to learn more about your rights and what to expect.


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