Credit Where Credit is Due

Saran Sholar invested in her education and thought she was a shoe-in for the job. Having spent many years as a human resources professional, she came back from pursuing a master's degree abroad and felt more qualified than ever when she applied to work for a new company in the same field.

Just one problem: The company ran a credit check. She didn't get the job.

Is Saran the victim of a new trend in hiring? Is there a correlation between bad credit reports and job performance?

Listen to Saran share her story with David Brancaccio on the Marketplace Morning Report.


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