The goal of any company is to be able to provide quality service to its clients. One of the factors that could make this possible is by having a carefully thought of plan on how to deliver their services in a way that the employees would be encouraged and become more productive. Productivity is affected […]
No matter how careful you are as an employer, you still might find yourself on the business end of a lawsuit stemming from your drug testing program. This is the inherent risk involved in having a drug testing program in place. While these lawsuits can be problematic, having to deal with them is still a […]
Drug testing programs first appeared in the United States in the early 1970s, and the proportion of companies with these programs likely peaked in the mid-1990s. A drug testing program is a kind of program that has been adopted in workplaces to address substance abuse problems and the potential adverse consequences associated with them. Although […]
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in collaboration with and commissioned by the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) conducted a survey in March 2011 to obtain the opinions of human resources professionals about corporate drug testing. The survey revealed that some employers noticed an impact on employee productivity, absenteeism and workers compensation […]
According to a March 2011 survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in collaboration with and commissioned by the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), more than half of employers (57%) conduct drug tests on all job candidates, while only 29% do not conduct drug tests on any job candidates. The […]
Post-employment testing is just as important as pre-employment testing. Conducting post-employment testing regularly throughout an employee’s contract may help employers identify employees who are using illegal drugs and protect the company’s success and safety. Employers may administer different kinds of post-employment drug testing. Tests may be randomly administered, employed in situations where drug use is […]
Drug testing of employees is a relatively new tool used in the last 20 years for evaluating candidates for employment and to promote safety in the workplace. However, there have been questions about the return on investment for drug testing leading some companies not to implement a drug testing program.
Since there has not […]
Although there are a number of benefits that come with implementing pre and post-employment drug testing in several organizations, there are still some companies that do not implement a drug testing program.
The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) funded a project to obtain the current opinions of human resources professionals about drug […]
Some employers find that there are advantages in utilizing a third party and off-site drug testing through an independent collection lab and certified laboratory. They do not want to deal with the test administration, or the follow-up in case of a positive. For some employers, there is an advantage in giving the applicant the responsibility […]
The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) funded a project to obtain the current opinions of human resource professionals about drug testing. Human resource professionals were asked about their organizations’ drug testing programs and reported that high absenteeism rates (more than 15%) before implementing a drug testing program dropped from 9% to 4% after […]