Drug testing for employment

Best Practices for a Drug-Free Workplace Program

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Over the past decade, drug testing has become an important safety issue in the workplace. In a recent survey conducted by the American Management Association, 80% of companies indicated they test for drug usage by job candidates and/or current employees as part of the employment screening process. It is not only important that companies have […]

8 Steps to Global Background Screening Success

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One of the biggest trends in both Human Resources and Security surrounds the need for consistency of employment background screening not only domestically, but internationally as well. With managers at US headquarters being tasked with this initiative, demand for consistent and comprehensive global verifications is becoming more pervasive. However, many companies remain uncertain about program structure […]

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Helping Small Business Meet Big Business Requirements

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Meeting the very real demand for contract workers at military and government installations across the U.S. has been the portfolio of DeLeon Technical Services, Inc. (DTS) of Austin, Texas since the company’s founding in 1991. The company has experienced notable success having secured 27 different contracts on more than 19 government installations – no small […]

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The Hidden Costs of Workplace Substance Abuse

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Injuries on the job, and resulting workers compensation claims, along with high absenteeism and tardiness, are among the known costs associated with workplace substance abuse that drain corporate profits. Less well understood, however, are the many other hidden and indirect costs associated with substance abuse that can exact a far higher cost. As an employer, […]

Rise in Temporary Labor, Fall in Safety

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As economists are beginning to predict that the economy is showing signs of a turnaround, the first area in which the economy is seeing an uptick in hiring is the contingent workforce. In fact, a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released last month pointed out the significant and steady growth in the contingent labor sector. […]