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10 Facts About Urine Drug Tests You Need to Know

There are several things about urine drug tests that individuals are often unaware of. The information below is meant to provide you with different must-know facts about urine drug tests — to help educate individuals and correct any misconceptions or misunderstandings. 1. Urine Testing Is the Most Common Form of

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How Far Back Can a Urine Test Detect Drugs?

There is no single answer as to how long a urine test can detect drugs in the human body. It depends heavily on countless different factors, including the individual being tested and the type of drugs you’re testing for. Even the type of test you use can impact the results

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What Shows Up on an Employment Background Check?

When starting a new job or undergoing an interview process, your employer may ask to run a background check. A background check can tell an employer about your past, including both personal and work history. A background check can also be used as a form of identity verification for employers.

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How Long Does It Take to Run a Background Check?

Background checks are an invaluable part of the employee vetting process for employers. They give employers a fuller picture of who they’re hiring. They also confirm the identity of the applicant to ensure the employer is following all labor laws and industry standards. If you’re asked to complete a background

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6 Different Types of Drug Tests

Drug testing and screening are processes most of us go through at some point in our lives. Whether you’re applying for a new job, have been accepted to a university, or have joined the military, getting drug tested is simply another part of the process. Organizations use drug testing for

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At-Home Drug Tests: Are They Accurate?

The quality of at-home drug tests varies widely depending on the test. However, they are often fairly accurate in terms of detecting the presence of substances, although they typically do not offer an accurate assessment of how much of the substance is present. Usually, you will need to use a

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How Much Does It Cost to Drug Test Employees?

Drug and alcohol testing serves various purposes for several different industries and programs. For rehabilitation programs, a drug test helps tell sponsors and facilitators whether a person is abstaining from drugs. In the workforce, pre-employment drug testing can mean the difference between a safe work environment and a dangerous one.

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How to Do a Pre-Employment Background Check

96% of employers conduct background checks during the hiring process. This is common protocol across most companies, and some even test periodically during the employee lifecycle. There are many reasons why pre-employment screenings are good practice — and often legally required — for your company, including:  To ensure the safety

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What Are Background Checks and Why Are They Important?

A background check is the process of confirming the identity of a person, and may also be used to confirm and explore more personal details, such as criminal history, educational credentials, employment history, credit history, and licenses. Background checks are typically part of the pre-employment process, although the specifics of

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What Is a Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug Test?

A DOT drug test is a drug test that is required of anyone who is working under the authority of the Department of Transportation (DOT) and is considered a “safety-sensitive” employee. Many of these employees are those who drive commercial vehicles, who also are typically required to submit to a

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Do Drug Tests Also Test for Alcohol?

Drug tests can be used to test for alcohol consumption, though most tests do not. If you want to test any current or prospective employees for alcohol use, you’ll likely have to find a drug test that explicitly tests for alcohol. Alcohol is a legal substance, which could explain its

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What Is Pre-Employment Drug Testing?

Pre-employment drug testing is used by professional establishments to determine whether or not a potential employee uses drugs of any kind. It is a common part of the hiring and background screening process. It’s important to include pre-employment drug testing as a part of the background check process. Not only

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How Long Does It Take to Get Results From a Drug Test?

Results for pre-employment screening and random drug testing can take anywhere from a few days to a matter of weeks. While employers may anticipate hiring a great candidate, they’ll need to be patient and understand that the timeframe for results from a drug test will vary depending on: What substances

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How to Prepare For and Pass a Drug Test

It is fairly common for employers to perform background checks as well as drug and alcohol tests for prospective employees. Although there are rarely any perfect candidates, these extra screening steps can be used to create a safe and inclusive company culture. Conventional employment background checks are fairly straightforward and

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What Is a 10-Panel Drug Test?

There are many types of tests used as part of pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. A 10-panel drug test is frequently the preferred option used to screen a person’s body for the most commonly abused drugs. There are a few different types of collection methods used — including blood tests,

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Why There Is No Such Thing as the Perfect Employee Candidate

It can be time-consuming and expensive to hold out for the “perfect candidate” when the perfect candidate for a job may not exist — or they may be happily employed elsewhere. Additionally, an applicant who may not look the best on paper, or that didn’t have the smoothest interview, may

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9 Technology Trends Transforming the Hiring Process

Digital options like electronic filing systems are a key component of the hiring and onboarding process for many companies today. However, if these systems are not updated regularly, they can create a range of serious issues, such as lost documents, cybersecurity failures, and general inconvenience. It is also important to

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Observing Employee Privacy Rights While Maintaining Workplace Safety

As an employer, it’s your duty to make your organization safe for all employees. You have to learn what you can about your employees, both before and after they’re hired, so you can make the right decisions for your workplace and protect everyone who interacts with your business. However, all

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How to Build a Safe and Inclusive Company Culture

Inclusivity and diversity initiatives can have many benefits for a company. With inclusivity comes different people, ideas, innovations, and points of view. This can help companies break new ground, develop new ideas, and stay relevant in their industries. Additionally, inclusivity and diversity initiatives are becoming more of a priority for

Oral Fluid Laboratory Transportation

For the TCube device any non-negatives need to be collected with an Intercept Device and sent off to Alere Laboratories. Please find the instructions for us at Intercept-Collection-Device-PI-ENG

First Drug Which Contains Marijuana Approved by FDA

The FDA has approved a purified form of the drug cannabidiol (CBD) to treat severe forms of epilepsy in patients older than two. In FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb M.D. statement he mentions “This is an important medical advance. But it’s also important to note that this is not an approval

January 2018 POCT State Laws

It is a daunting task to stay in compliance with State & Federal drug testing laws. To assist our clients we have complied a list of  POCT State Laws to help.