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 […]
While pre-employment testing plays an important role in helping to protect companies from dishonest employees, post-employment testing conducted at different intervals throughout an employee’s term of contract, is equally as important in protecting the company.
There are various types of employment testing for after a person has been hired. These are the following:
Employers are now becoming increasingly concerned about illicit drug use and safety in the workplace. Hence, drug testing of employees is a relatively new tool used in the last 20 years for evaluating candidates for employment. Drug abuse, besides being illegal, is costly in many ways – from lost productivity, frequent accidents, absenteeism and replacing […]