Staff testing during the hiring process – is it important?

Staff testingStaff testing As an employer, one of the most important aspects of the hiring process is staff testing, which consists of two main parts: pre-employment background checks and drug screening. Why are they important? The United States Department of Labor estimates that of the 17.2 million drug abusers in the US, 12.9 million were employed either full or part time. In addition, 10 to 20% of workers who died on the job in 2005 tested positive for alcohol or other drugs Furthermore, 30% of all business failures are caused by employee theft. That’s almost 1 in 3 failed businesses that may have been saved had staff testing occurred. You don’t want your business to become one of these statistics, so testing your staff is crucial to ensuring that you only hire the most reliable and trustworthy individuals. How to get started It can be a complex and time consuming process to try and perform this type of staff testing internally. Not to mention the liability risks companies face if they choose an internal path. For those reasons, it’s always a good idea to talk to a pre-employment screening service before getting started. A background screening service understands current laws and regulations and so will provide you with truly reliable and reputable information on your job applicants, ensuring that you know any information regarding potential employees that could put you at risk down the line. By helping you obtain such information, you put yourselves in a much better position to make a hiring decision.]]>

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