Can a credit score be a valid indicator of future candidate success?



describe the imageEven though the EEOC disfavors it, a new study found, "Results indicate significant relationships between credit scores and task performance and organizational citizenship behaviors. Using personality data collected from employees, objective credit scores obtained from the Fair Isaac Corporation, and performance data provided by supervisors, we found conscientiousness to be positively related and agreeableness to be negatively related to credit scores."

So, combined with a good reference report, an interview debrief report, and a review of a Facebook profile ;-), you can be armed to make the best decision.
Good review of the research here.

About The Author

Yves Lermusi (aka Lermusiaux) is CEO & co-founder of Checkster. Mr. Lermusi is a well known public speaker and a Career and Talent industry commentator. He is often quoted in the leading business media worldwide, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, and Time Magazine. His articles and commentary are published regularly in online publications and business magazines. Mr. Lermusi was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the Recruiting Industry” and his blog has been recognized as the best third party blog.