Employers Access Credit Reports

Nick Fishman

We see so many articles these days slamming employers and grossly overstating the misuse of employment credit reports, so I was pleased to see a well-balanced, informative view about from a 30,000 ft. level of the process. See article below published in the Detroit Free Press.

It may not seem fair, but that company you’re talking to about a new job can find out when you opened your Visa and Nordstrom charge accounts and whether you’re keeping up with payments. Whether it’s their business is up to you.
That kind of information is detailed in your credit report. Besides the date on which you opened what credit account, the balance you owe and how often you pay, it includes your full name, address, former addresses and names, date of birth and Social Security number and public records such as tax liens, judgments and bankruptcies.
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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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