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Employers Continue to Realize the Importance of Drug Testing

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Drug and alcohol testing continue to be a critical part of the hiring process for most employers, as found by HireRight’s recently released 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report. For the second year in a row, 78% of the organizations surveyed reported performing drug and alcohol tests on their workforce, an impressive increase from just 69% […]

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4 Steps to an Effective Bus Driver Screening Program

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In recent years, the bus industry has experienced rapid growth as travelers seek cheaper and less burdensome alternatives to auto and air travel. Accompanying this fast rate of growth is a promise from federal agencies to exact more oversight and punish or even close those operators who violate regulations. Key to complying with federal regulations […]

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5 Factors to Look for in a Drug Screening Provider

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According to the 2012 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, 78 percent of respondents currently conduct drug testing on some portion of their workforce. In addition, to regulatory requirements, many employers adopt drug screening programs to mitigate the risk of hiring substance users and abusers who pose a risk to their organizations in the forms of […]

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3 Best Practices for Effective Drug Testing

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 75 percent of substance abusers are employed. This prevalence of substance abusers in the workplace presents many risks to employers. In addition to safety, legal and regulatory risks, employee substance abuse can decrease productivity and, according to the U.S. Department of Health and […]

4 Common Flaws in Employment Drug Testing Programs

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According to the 2011 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, 65 percent of respondents conduct pre-employment drug testing. While these employers are taking helpful steps towards creating a safer and more productive workplace, many may have made some common missteps in the development and management of their drug testing program. An inadequate drug testing program could […]

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Positive Drug Tests Surge in the Transportation Industry, but Loopholes Remain

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In October 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) created stricter drug testing rules for employees of federally regulated employers that include lower cutoff levels for substances like amphetamines and cocaine. At the same time, the DOT added substances like ecstasy and heroin to the required drug testing list for transportation workers in public and […]