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Legal or Not, Employers Concerned About Marijuana Use

Nick Fishman

Trends in Employment Background Checks

For the sixth consecutive year, EmployeeScreenIQ surveyed U.S.-based employers regarding their use of employee background checks. As with our previous surveys, the 2015 survey was designed to provide a reliable snapshot of:

    How employers currently utilize background checks. How they respond to adverse findings on background checks. Their paramount screening-related concerns. And their practices concerning Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) responsibilities, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, and evolving ban the box legislation.

Today, I’d like to share our findings on employers’ attitudes about how their hiring practices might change if recreational marijuana were to become legal throughout the United States.

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4 Reasons for Employers to Fall in Love with Drug Testing All Over Again

Nick Fishman

Drug Test

Raise your hand if you remember having to give prospective employees a paper chain of custody form to conduct a drug test, locating the nearest collection center, hoping your candidate showed up to the right place in a reasonable amount of time and prayed the your drug testing lab didn’t lose the sample in transit.

Ahh, the good old days of substance abuse screening.  Thanks to major advances in drug screening technology, times have changed- and rather quickly. The process has become much more efficient for employers and candidates and even better at making sure that nothing slips through the cracks.

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SHRM 2015 Top Parties

Nick Fishman

SHRM 2015 Party List  Infographic

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