Pre-Employment Drug Testing:

LIQUID I.Q. TEST OR SMART BUSINESS DECISION?

Pre-Employment Drug Testing:

LIQUID I.Q. TEST OR SMART BUSINESS DECISION?

TECHNICAL BRIEF TOPICS

  • Impact of drug use on the workplace
  • USPS study and cost conclusions
  • Current state of pre-employment testing
  • Implementing pre-employment testing
  • Return on investment

TECHNICAL BRIEF TOPICS

  • Impact of drug use on the workplace
  • USPS study and cost conclusions
  • Current state of pre-employment testing
  • Implementing pre-employment testing
  • Return on investment

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying that it’s easier to find a new job if you still have a job. That may or may not actually be true, but one thing is for certain: If you do not conduct pre-employment drug testing there’s a strong chance you will hire a drug user whether or not that person is currently employed.

For employers who may be tempted occasionally to discontinue drug testing, these statistics are at least cause for concern, if not alarm.

The federal government estimated that 27.0 million people 12 and older were current illicit drug users in 2014. That means about 1 in 10 Americans used illicit drugs in the previous 30 days. This percentage was higher than every year from 2002 to 2013. The reason for such an increase? Marijuana and prescription drug abuse, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)1.

Learn more in this technical paper prepared by Bill Current, president of Current Consulting Group, LLC. The overview information addresses a number of the features and techniques commonly used to manage a random drug-testing program.

  1. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-FRR1-2014/NSDUH-FRR1-2014.pdf

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying that it’s easier to find a new job if you still have a job. That may or may not actually be true, but one thing is for certain: If you do not conduct pre-employment drug testing there’s a strong chance you will hire a drug user whether or not that person is currently employed.

For employers who may be tempted occasionally to discontinue drug testing, these statistics are at least cause for concern, if not alarm.

The federal government estimated that 27.0 million people 12 and older were current illicit drug users in 2014. That means about 1 in 10 Americans used illicit drugs in the previous 30 days. This percentage was higher than every year from 2002 to 2013. The reason for such an increase? Marijuana and prescription drug abuse, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)1.

Learn more in this technical paper prepared by Bill Current, president of Current Consulting Group, LLC. The overview information addresses a number of the features and techniques commonly used to manage a random drug-testing program.

  1. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-FRR1-2014/NSDUH-FRR1-2014.pdf

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