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Employees with pre-employment testing

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This paper describes the role that pre-employment testing can play in a company's hiring process, including the benefits of employee testing and recommendations for best practices. Professionally developed and properly validated employment tests can help a company's hiring process by increasing the likelihood of hiring candidates who will perform well on the job. Pre-employment testing can help ensure alignment between the employee selection process and desired business outcomes such as lower turnover, increased sales, and higher customer satisfaction. The benefits a company may realize by implementing an effective ...
is the process of looking up and compiling criminal records, commercial records and financial records (in certain instances such as employment screening) of an individual. Background checks are often requested by employers on job candidates, especially on candidates seeking a position that requires high security or a position of trust , such as in a school, hospital, financial institution, airport, and government. These checks are traditionally administered by a government agency for a nominal fee, but can also be administered by private companies. Results of a background check typically include past employment verification, ...
Can Employees Smoke Medical Marijuana at Work? | Blue Avocado
We recently offered a management job to a terrific candidate, with the condition that he pass both a background check and a drug test. When he tested positive for marijuana, he told us not to worry and produced a doctor’s prescription for medical marijuana which he uses to relieve his pain from an injury. I don’t want to set the precedent of having an employee come to work "stoned" but I am not sure what my legal obligations are. Can you help me out? -- Smokin' in Spokane Dear Smokin': I understand your confusion! If the candidate were taking prescription codeine, you would seek a doctor’s opinion on ... market research, surveys and trends
Hire Happy Employees - Euphoric
Hiring happy, optimistic job applicants can increase your company's productivity and lower turnover. Plus, optimistic, confident employees are vastly more delightful to have on-board. Methods to help companies have optimistic, positive employees include pre-employment tests, job interviews of applicants, managing being role-models, and reinforcing smiles. What are happy, optimistic employees? In a book I co-authored - "Spontaneous Optimism®" -- we explained optimistic people focus on solutions and not on problems, have a "can-do" mindset, and do what is needed to achieve goals despite all odds. In ... market research, surveys and trends


Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems: Media Center: Pre ...
Most employers that screen potential employees for illicit drugs may believe pre-employment drug tests ensure a drug-free workplace. But, alcohol is the most widely abused (and costly) drug used in work environments. 1 Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health show that there are over three times as many employed binge and heavy drinkers than there are illicit drug users. 2 Problem drinkers cause approximately $134 billion in productivity losses. 3 Employers need to do more than require pre-employment drug tests in order to control for employee drug abuse. Alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) offers a proven ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Who Are You Hiring? Pre-Employment Screenings Help You Find Out ...
The Walt Disney World© Company began conducting criminal background checks on all new employees this past summer, after a cook at one of its Florida hotels was charged with raping a 16-year-old tourist.  Mirage Resorts tested 12,000 potential employees for drug use as part of the application process for its Las Vegas resorts.  Properties of Ramada Franchise Systems use a personality index to match applicants with the jobs for which they are best suited.  In today�s tight labor market, it may be tempting to fill positions with the first applicant who meets your basic requirements. But taking the time to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Union County Highway Department lax on drug testing
LIBERTY, Ind. -- Truck drivers who work for the Union County Highway Department haven't been tested for drugs or alcohol since 2007. Federal law requires all employers to conduct periodic random testing every year for drugs and alcohol for all employees who hold and use commercial driver's licenses in their work. Union County employs seven drivers with CDLs. Union County's testing program ended in May 2007, highway supervisor Wanda Hartman said. Testing was halted after the private company conducting it sent the county's testing paperwork, including employees' Social Security numbers, to another client, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
The secret private-sector government
Private contractors working for the CIA have recruited spies in Iraq, paid bribes for information in Afghanistan and protected CIA directors visiting world capitals. Contractors have helped snatch a suspected extremist off the streets of Italy, interrogated detainees once held at secret prisons abroad and watched over defectors holed up in the Washington suburbs. . . . Contractors kill enemy fighters.  They spy on foreign governments and eavesdrop on terrorist networks. They help craft war plans. They gather information on local factions in war zones. . . . Most of these contractors do work that is fundamental to an ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Pre-Employment Testing and the ADA
Pre- employment screening and testing considerations need now to be extended to ... applications and their potential impact on applicants and employees with ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Pre Employment Background Check |
When you are hiring new employees, you might need a bit more information to make your decision. However, you do not have unlimited rights to dig into an applicant's background and personal life. Employees have a right to privacy in certain areas, a right they can enforce by suing you. Therefore, it's important to know what's permitted when following up on potential employee's background and work history. The following are types of information that employers often consult as part of a pre-employment check, and the laws governing their access and use in making hiring decisions: Under the Fair Credit Reporting ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
new employees in conjunction with the required pre-employment medical examination. .... Pre-employment testing. Random testing. Reasonable suspicion testing ...
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Google Answers: Drug testing employees - where do I get kits and ...
Can I get drug testing kits for Maruijana (sp?) that are easy to administer and can I drug test employees in California. It's two questions really so i'm happy to pay for either, the drug tests, and the legality of testing CA employees. I'd rather get info than links to goto, or just one or two links. Please no lists of links. Thanks! Hi headsetsdotcom, I'll answer your legality question first (because I think that it will unfortuately negate your testing kit question - but I'll try to answer it anyway) The Substance Abuse Information Database gathers all the state-related drug ...
How do you feel about pre-employment screenings (drug testing ...
Thankfully, this nonsense is usually absent from academia, but unfortunately, it still permeates through the interview process of many industry jobs. Personally, I find it extremely offensive and insulting. An in-person interview should be sufficient in judging a person. There’s a lot one can tell from the eloquence of a person’s speech, a person’s demeanor, and the way in which a person presents oneself. A candidate for any job should be hired based on his/her credentials, knowledge, experience, and potential for contribution to the position. Drug testing : Perhaps the most offensive type of ...