Monday, October 25, 2010
Questioning credit checks on applicants
Everyone has been touched if not decimated by this stupid economy—especially out of work people.
Four states have limited the amount of credit info a would-be employer can get on you.
African-Americans and Latinos have been shown to have lower average scores—oh, let’s discriminate, what fun.
They have done studies and poor credit does not necessarily mean you will steal or be disorganized or not be good at your job.
About 60% of employers use credit checks, only 13% for all applicants.
They companies contend poor reports mean the candidate might steal or commit fraud.
How about seeing if the person has a criminal background—wouldn’t that be better? Even that could be misleading.
Just because you need money does not mean you will steal.
You might even work hard for it!