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 […]
Drug test kits are helpful when you want to test yourself or another person, like your child, for drug use. If you are a business owner, you can use drug test kits to test your employees as part of your company’s drug testing policy. Today, drug use can easily be detected by test kits, either […]
Drug misuse is an on-going problem of our society; and unfortunately, many of the drug users are part of the workforce. In the United Kingdom, drug testing can be legally performed by an employer during the pre-employment stage and/or for random testing of current employees. However, statistics show that only a small percentage of UK […]
Unlike in the United States, the legal scope on drug testing at work in the United Kingdom is more lax. According to the 2004 report from the Independent Inquiry on Drug Testing at Work (IIDTW), facilitated by DrugScope and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Network of European Foundations, there is no direct […]
Background checks and screenings are a staple especially in today’s interconnected world. Businesses, big and small, make appropriate employment background checks on prospects that they are planning to hire or people they are doing business with. Even you can check on your friends’ or relatives’ public records if you really want to get know a […]
As mentioned by BusinessKnowledgeSource.com, hiring someone means you should look for a person who is wonderful enough to fulfill the job. By this, the site means that you would not hire someone who has a record in stealing and drug use. This is why most of you employers out there (if not all) will require […]
Employees must be aware of the ins and outs of the company or the company they are planning working with. This includes their privilege to workers’ compensation insurance and the right of the company to conduct a workplace drug testing.
Workers’ compensation covers the employee’s losses caused by injuries at work. Depending on the company, […]
Most people would think that drug testing and background screening is essential to any job now days and they would be correct. They even do these things before you can get a job at McDonalds, but when it comes to hiring a home care nurse it can be more than just essential; it can save […]
Even though illicit drug abuse is a top concern for most employers, drugs are not the only substance abused in today’s corporate world. This is why it is extremely important to talk about substance abuse testing that includes not only drugs, but the other substances commonly abused by employees as well. Substances like steroid, nicotine, […]
Drug testing has become standard in most places of employment. The change was made in an effort to decrease mistakes and delays brought on by addicted employees and evade hiring on potential employees who are users. But does it really help?
The reality is that most illegal drug users are gainfully employed. Out of the […]