Drug testing for employment

Best Practices for a Drug-Free Workplace Program

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Over the past decade, drug testing has become an important safety issue in the workplace. In a recent survey conducted by the American Management Association, 80% of companies indicated they test for drug usage by job candidates and/or current employees as part of the employment screening process. It is not only important that companies have […]

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The Hidden Costs of Workplace Substance Abuse

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Injuries on the job, and resulting workers compensation claims, along with high absenteeism and tardiness, are among the known costs associated with workplace substance abuse that drain corporate profits. Less well understood, however, are the many other hidden and indirect costs associated with substance abuse that can exact a far higher cost. As an employer, […]

Considering Medical Marijuana in Drug Testing Policies

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The issue of medical marijuana is making headlines and is a hot topic in many company employment screening policy discussions. Because regulations and state initiatives are changing, companies need to have clear policy statements to guide their hiring professionals and their employees. Testing for the use of illegal drugs has grown among company background screening […]

Tips for Effective Drug Screening

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In the past, the best practice for a drug testing program was simple: follow the Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines. The DOT drug testing guidelines are well thought out, well documented and legally defensible. Over the past several years however, the best practice landscape has evolved due to changes in technology, information and type of […]