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Is It Time to Re-Evaluate Your Drug Testing Policy? Review These 5 Areas

Posted by Joshua Flexen on March 8, 2018

Imagine this: As an employer, you take great precautions to ensure a new hire will be a suitable fit for the position, your team and enhancing your business. You have a series of reviews in place to support your decision including interview(s), a background check and drug test. The same process all your employees have undergone for the last 10 years. Now, a couple months after a new hire has started, you learn the employee has an addiction to pain killers, a controlled substance which wasn’t tested for prior to their start. Additionally, because you felt a background check and drug test were enough, you don’t have a written policy stating the use of a controlled substance while at work is a terminable offense. How do you proceed?

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Topics: Drug Testing

Which Employment Drug Testing Method Is Best For Your Organization?

Posted by Joshua Flexen on May 17, 2016

When determining the best drug testing method to use at your organization, it is important to decide the criteria that fits best with your organizational needs. For some organizations the most important aspect of their drug testing program is the window of detection (time frame in which a drug can be detected since last use). Other organizations may weigh more heavily on drug testing costs or turnaround times. Below you will find an overview of the main drug testing methods available and the pros and cons to each type.

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Topics: Drug Testing

Hireology and Accurate Background Infographic: Employee Screening for Franchises

Posted by Justine Quintos on December 9, 2015

A bad hire can be an expensive mistake for a business to make, but this can be avoided with a  background screening program. Hireology recently published an infographic with Accurate Background providing best practices for background screening. The infographic provides both background search and compliance tips to help businesses implement a thorough, compliant screening program. Check out the infographic here.

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Topics: Compliance, Drug Testing, International Background Checks, Criminal Searches, Small Business

5 Best Practices for Workplace Drug Testing

Posted by Accurate Background on December 2, 2015

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 70% of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed. Drug testing is an important screening method for protecting your brand and employees. These 5 drug testing best practices will help you build and maintain a successful drug screening program for your organization.  

"70% of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed." 

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Topics: Drug Testing, Background Check API, Integrations

Products in Focus: Drug Testing

Posted by Accurate Background on November 4, 2015

In our new series Products in Focus, Accurate Background will take a deep dive into drug testing and answer common questions about how they work. Today’s drug screening blog post comes from Accurate Background’s Product Manager Jessica McDonald. Jessica has worked with Accurate Background for over 4 years and oversees our health services products. Jessica has extensive knowledge of the health services process from sales and onboarding to implementation and fulfillment.

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Topics: Drug Testing

Have questions about pre-employment drug testing?

Posted by Accurate Background on March 25, 2015

We are here to help. With the recent legislation surrounding pre-employment drug testing, we have seen an increase in client questions surrounding drug screening best practices and products. We are working on developing new resources to support your organization on this subject matter, and we want to make sure to answer the questions that are most important to you. Take our brief survey to tell us what you would like to see in pre-employment drug testing e-books, webinars, and Compliance Updates created by Accurate Background.

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Topics: Drug Testing

Is Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing 2015’s Ban the Box?

Posted by Accurate Background on February 24, 2015

With more states passing medical marijuana legislation and some even taking measures to decriminalize marijuana use (Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington), employers are asking how they should consider marijuana use during the employment screening process. To date, most states have deferred to Federal law, which classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 illegal drug. Recent legislation in Washington may cause employers to rethink this strategy.

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Topics: Compliance, Drug Testing, Ban the Box

22 New Laws That May Affect Your Hiring Process in 2015

Posted by Joshua Flexen on January 6, 2015

With 2015 already in full force, there are many new laws related to background screening and hiring that may affect employers moving into the new year. It can be hard to keep up with so many new laws, but don’t worry, Accurate Background has you covered. We take the time to consistently monitor any legislation that may impact our clients and have created a summary of some of the regulatory changes from the past year that may affect your hiring and background screening process. Below is a recap of these regulatory changes:

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Topics: Compliance, Drug Testing, Ban the Box, Criminal Searches, Credit Checks

What’s the best kind of test for drug screening?

Posted by Accurate Background on June 18, 2014

Accurate Background's Senior Vice President of National Accounts was recently featured on HRM America discussing the pitfalls and benefits of different drug testing methods. Read an excerpt of the story below. The full article is available on HRM America here.

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Topics: Drug Testing

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