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Should credit checks go as part of the great post-Covid work ‘reset’?

As many re-enter the job market with poorer records due to the pandemic, recruiters may have to be realistic about a practice that has lost its purpose

Senior reporter

Credit checks for employment purposes may no longer have a place in SA’s post-pandemic job landscape.

Many aspects of the work sphere have changed due to Covid-19, with pundits arguing that we’re seeing a “reset” — meaning work and how we do it won’t be the same again.

But employment practices such as the requirement for pre-employment credit checks have remained largely unchanged for decades even though their purpose and fairness are being questioned by stakeholders...

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