RE: credit check for interviews

Subject: RE: credit check for interviews
From: GeneK <gene -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 13:25:34 -0800

I've worked for a couple of companies that did this, and as the hiring manager
it was entirely out of my hands and an HR-generated activity, like the criminal
background check and drug screening. Interestingly, in both cases even
though I signed off on the docs about credit checks when they hired me, when
I got my own credit report (which I do periodically) there was no indication that
that they had ever run the checks. I concluded that the forms I had signed were
a "trick question" designed to screen out candidates who refused to sign off on
the check without actually having to pay for it.

Gene Kim-Eng
Technical Publications Manager
Half Moon Bay, CA

"Joyce Fetterman" <JoyceF -at- gtsoftware -dot- com> wrote in message news:B9484BD15CC03B4598062F419221E3F8065661 -at- gtnt001 -dot- gtsoftware -dot- com -dot- -dot- -dot- >
> I've just finished reading (OK, skimming) the digest version of yesterday's
> posts on this subject. (Today's messages aren't available yet, so please
> excuse me if this has been asked and answered.)
> Have any TW _employers_ voiced an opinion about this practice? Andrew?
> If you have ever asked to run a credit check on a potential employee, will
> you tell us why? Did it prove to be useful? Was it a deciding factor in your
> decision to employ someone?


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