Retail Industry and Employment Screening
Background screening in the retail industry has increased dramatically as a result of 9-11., however many retail companies do not include credit checks as a part of their background screening process. Criminal background checks are the most prevalent of all pre-employment screenings in the retail industry. In direct contrast, many retail stores do not conduct credit checks at the retail or distribution level even though associates often have access to customer credit card information, particularly in call centers. Retail operations are now incorporating credit checks into their pre-employment screening.