Why do Employers do Credit Checks?

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Why do Employers do Credit Checks?

More often than not, you will find your employer asking to check your credit card history when you apply for a job. Sometimes you might feel offended or unsure on why they do this kind of checking. There is a high possibility that your employer is planning to hire you, and the credit checking is the last obstacle that you must pass in order to land the job. Jobs that require money handling are subjected to this kind of tests. Doing a simple ‘background check, on the possible ‘hires,, will reduce the risk of common problems like theft, malfeasance or embezzlement.

Some people find this unfair, but employers are serious in getting only ‘suitable, candidates for jobs that involve money handling. There are other jobs that do credit checks but allows people that have a few bad credits to get the job. It is still up to the employer whether he would hire someone due to financial instability or not.

Mind you, credit card checking does not come cheap. It is a very costly process and employers only do it if you impressed them. Still a majority of people thinks that this is unnecessary because there will always come a time on where bad credits will happen. A few examples of these are medical bills, mortgage, and mothers that recently had a divorce and have a problem financially.

The employers have the right to check if a person is worthy for the job or not. No matter what the circumstances, people that have a bad history of handling money are not up to their standards. A few make exemptions, but you shouldn’t raise your hopes up.

In the end, if the hired employee turns out to be a problem. The employer would be the one who must pay the ultimate price. If people will sue, they will sue the company/employer and not the employee. Having a deeper pocket is not always a good thing, in cases like these.

Author: maureen

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