Last week, we asked: Does your company use credit checks as a method of vetting prospective hires?
- No — 55%
- Yes — always — 24%
- Yes — sometimes — 21%
The good news is that a majority of those polled said they don’t use credit checks or they use them in certain circumstances. The bad news is that nearly 1 in 4 of those polled said they use them for everyone. Advocates of lenient employer credit check laws have stated that a small minority of employers check credit and that seems like it should be the case. There aren’t many companies that need to check the credit of every employee hired.