Misconceptions of Employment Credit Checks: Not a Credit Score

Misconceptions of Employment Credit Checks: Not a Credit Score

Posted Thursday, July 26th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Credit reports are used in all aspects of our lives from securing credit cards, getting a loan, renting a home and even getting a certain type of job. Every day, I see advertising for “free credit checks” either on TV or online. While most people think of an excellent credit score getting you a car…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Credit Checks

Posted Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Credit Reports are usually run when an individual is applying for credit or payment accounts, tenant or rental agreements or employment purposes.

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Washington D.C. Council Passes Ban on Credit History Screens

Posted Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

The beginning of the year has been very busy with changes in hiring and employment laws from stringent ban the box laws in Los Angeles to bills being introduced on the local, state and federal levels banning salary history. These changing laws impact the hiring practices of every organization, big or small.

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Credit Report Screenings Challenged in Illinois

Posted Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Sterling Talent Solutions

As a consumer, we all have rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act to have our personal information protected, including our credit history. When you’re applying to new company, you’re never quite sure what to expect. Every company has different expectations and requirements of their candidates, often causing the employment background check process to vary by industry and company. On top of these requirements, the laws continue to change – adding an additional layer of complexity and making it crucial for HR teams to understand regulations pertaining to background screenings. And this is especially true for using credit reports as part of a company’s background screening policy.

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