View Poll Results: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

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  • NO! My finances should NOT dictate what company hires me!

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  • YES! In certain circumstances w/ jobs that handle money directly

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Yes
    This should be done openly and honesty. An employee is a company representative, one with poor credit can be a problem. If they get things straightened out, then their record should reflect this.

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    I think it has already been said, but it depends on the kind of job being applied for. If it relates to the financial sector then I could understand credit checks, but to my knowledge credit checks don't require your consent anyway. Companies could be doing it without you knowing, since your credit is tied to your social insurance number if I recall correctly.

    I was waiting for someone to say, "They're private companies, they can do what they want and you don't have to work for them." I'm a firm believer in labour and employee rights, so I disagree with letting businesses do what they want. If a business is demonstrating up front that they treat every employee with suspicion, that does not create an environment of trust and I will not want to work with them. But what if I'm desperate for work? Should I have to suffer an invasion of privacy every time I just want to make some income?

    In Canada, it is not universally okay for corporations to do urine testing or credit checks. Only specific companies are granted that right by government and it relates to the kind of work they offer. Criminal record checks, to my knowledge, are the only substantial thing that the average company could ask you for, and I see no problem with that.

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Yes
    This should be done openly and honesty. An employee is a company representative, one with poor credit can be a problem. If they get things straightened out, then their record should reflect this.
    How in the HELL could ones personal bad credit be a problem for a company?
    It seems the other end of your body is talking.
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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Employers should be able to hire/not hire whomever they want, for whatever reason. So of course they should be allowed to, as long as the prospective employee consents to it.

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit? Is it THEIR business?
    Even IF bad credit does statistically say you are more likely to steal, should a company know what your personal finances are?

    Why?
    Why NOT?
    I think that if managers can check the credit rating of their employees, then those employees should be able to check the annual income of their managers.

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I think that if managers can check the credit rating of their employees, then those employees should be able to check the annual income of their managers.
    Turnabout is fair play. The job applicant doesn't want to work for a company that isn't solvent, after all.
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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I voted "NO! My finances should NOT dictate what company hires me!". They are not loaning me money so its none of their damn business what my credit score is. Whether or not I owe money to someone is none of the employer's business. Companies should be banned from accessing records like that for the purposes of hiring.
    Does that include immigration status.

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I think that if managers can check the credit rating of their employees, then those employees should be able to check the annual income of their managers.
    The manager's money is irrelevant. They aren't who you are working for. The company's financial status IS relevant, and if it's a publically traded company, then you'd have access to that information.

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    The manager's money is irrelevant. They aren't who you are working for. The company's financial status IS relevant, and if it's a publically traded company, then you'd have access to that information.
    If it's not, if it is a small business, then its profitabliity most certainly is relevant.
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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If it's not, if it is a small business, then its profitabliity most certainly is relevant.
    And it would not be unheard of to ask for a financial report from a prospective employer. I do research on my prospective employers, including their growth and financial status.

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