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3 Steps For Reducing Effects Of Drug Abuse In The Workplace

Posted by Susan McCullah

Aug 22, 2014 2:15:00 PM

Drug use in the United States is rising at an alarming pace, and this is being felt in no greater place than the small American business. While drug abusing employees are a roadblock to success for businesses of any size, smaller businesses are at a greater risk of drug abusers damaging or completely destroying the company.

More drug abusers work there.

As far as American employees go as a whole, about half work at large corporations and the other half work at small business. The landscape shifts dramatically when looking at drug users.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Drug abuse, Drug-free workplace, Small business hiring, 2014 hiring, Drug Screening

Pre-Employment Screening: Who Is Slipping Through the Cracks?

Posted by datafactssolutions

Mar 27, 2012 10:01:50 AM

Hopefully, if most companies were asked “Do you screen job candidates by doing a background check?” the answer would be “Yes”.

In 2011, over 90% of companies did some sort of pre-employment screening before hiring an applicant. Pre-employment screening can be anything from criminal checks, assessment testing, drug screening, to education and employment verification. Utilizing a screening program can protect a company from the risk of bad hires, huge liabilities, and safety issues.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Drug abuse, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, 2012 hiring, Hiring, background check, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

Drug Abusers and Small Businesses

Posted by datafactssolutions

Aug 24, 2011 10:18:00 AM

Woman_with_PillsDrug use in the United States is rising at an alarming pace, and this is being felt in no greater place than the small American business.
While substance abuse is a valid concern for businesses of any size, smaller businesses are at a greater risk of drug abusers damaging or completely destroying the company.

More drug abusers work there.

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Topics: Drug abuse, Pre-employment screening, Drug-free workplace, Background screening, Small business hiring, Good hiring practices, Drug testing, Drug Screening

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.