Using Credit Checks to Screen Job Applicants

A great piece on CBC this morning discussing the effectiveness and validity of using credit checks to screen job applicants.

From CBC, “Checking out a potential employee’s credit history before hiring them is a practice that’s been around longer in the United States. But courts and lawmakers there have been pushing back on the practice lately. They argue that there’s no clear relationship between someone’s credit history, and how they might behave in the workplace… and say it’s tantamount to employment discrimination.”

Gather some great insight on this topic from:

  • Laurie Campbell, Credit Canada Debt Solutions
  • Brian Lyons, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business
  • Julie McCarthy, Rotman School of Management
  • ​Ross CampbellIQ Parners Inc.

Check out the interview here.

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