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Weekend Roundup: Drug Testing, Director of Remote Work, Millennials at Work

In today’s Weekend Roundup, we take a look at how marijuana legalization has led to an “interesting evolution” in employment drug testing. In other news, more companies are looking to hire a director of remote work as the workforce shifts to working from home, and Millennials are thriving as they continue to work remotely as the largest demographic in the U.S. workforce. Click the headlines below to learn more.

‘Creative Approaches’ Keep Drug Testing Alive Despite Remote Work Shift

A turbulent year has caused many employers to reexamine their hiring and workforce management policies, particularly if employees are working from home. In addition to adjustments like video interviews and VR chat rooms, hiring managers have also had to find an answer for something that may seem challenging to accomplish from afar: drug testing.

More Companies are Hiring a ‘Director of Remote Work’

Remote work has become the norm thanks to COVID-19, and the pivot is accelerating the adoption of a fairly new job title for several companies, including Facebook: director of remote work. The position at Facebook is designed to support CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to allow employees to continue to work from home through Summer 2021 and his pledge to have half of the company’s global workforce working remotely within the next five to 10 years.

Will Millennials Finally Get the Workplace They Want?

Millennials have challenged business norms for a long time. As Gallup’s pioneering research clarified, millennials don’t see much distinction between their job and their life, they expect flexibility and work-life balance, and they will quickly bail on companies that don’t meet their definition of a life well-lived. Trying to adapt established workplace norms to millennials or adapt millennials to established workplace norms, hasn’t been easy or especially successful.

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