Some of the changes which affect the background screening industry, and the recruitment process in particular, are:
A consumer credit record may be accessed by an employment agency, recruitment consultant, staffing company or employer when:
• They certify that the request for consumer credit information relates to a position requiring honesty in the handling of cash and finances;
• There is a job description in place that stipulates the requirement of trust and honesty in the handling of cash or finances;
• Specific and informed consent of the consumer is obtained prior to the request being made.
A request for qualification verification and employment detail require consent from the consumer prior to the request being made.
Date effective: 13 March 2015