Background screens are a vital part of the hiring process. In the case of credit screening, however, sometimes too much information can be a bad thing.
Employers should be sure that the screening performed always aligns to the position to be filled. For example, an employer would have no reason to run a driving record for someone who will perform no driving for the company. Similarly, an employer should not perform a credit check unless the applicant will have a significant role in maintaining the company's finances. A Chief Financial Officer, for example, is a position for which credit screening makes sense. A cashier is not.
For assistance in determining the right combination of background screening for your company, please contact Nextep's HR Department.