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What You Didn’t Know About Drug Testing

When you first took a job in HR, you never imagined you’d be dealing with issues of fake urine and prescription vs. nonprescription drugs. However, more and more companies are requiring drug screens, and it’s time you knew the ins and outs.

More companies are drug testing employees than ever before in order to promote a culture of safety, protect their employees and customers, and comply with local and federal laws. As more companies adopt drug testing policies and programs, many are also adopting additional procedures in order to make the process fair, compliant, and safe. This includes randomized drug testing, post-accident testing, and more.

Drug testing is an entire field of its own, and HR managers aren’t expected to know every detail. So what do you really need to know? KRESS Employment Screening’s guide, What You Never Knew About Drug Testing tells you just that.

Your applicants shouldn’t be the only ones who have the exclusive on drug testing. They know where to buy synthetic urine (which, by the way, is illegal in Texas); you should at least know what goes into each screen and what it can tell you. Understanding the types of testing, the science behind testing, and review process will make you a more valuable member of your HR team and help you to explain these procedures to potential and current employees.

What You Never Knew About Drug Testing includes:

  • Types of drug tests, including:
    • Panel breakdowns
    • Urine testing
    • Hair testing
    • Alcohol testing
  • The science behind drug testing
  • What to do before and after the screening
  • The review process
  • Employee-relations tips from our CEO

Download the free guide here.

Drug testing is performed by almost three-quarters of Fortune 500 companies and a growing number of small to mid-sized businesses. If your company is considering adopting a drug testing program and policy, contact KRESS today for a quote or more information.

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