Recent statistics suggest that more American workers are being exposed for illicit drug use. In fact, numbers suggest that the amount of people engaged in illicit drug use has risen over the last two years. This comes after statistics regarding illicit drug use had shown a decline for nearly 25 years.
Here’s what Kansas City employers need to know about the uptick in workplace drug use, courtesy of The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index (DTI).
Adderall addiction is more common than most employers realize. For some people Adderall addiction begins with a legitimate need for the drug in their childhood and grows into a problem. Other people develop an Adderall addiction in their effort to remain competitive in the workplace.
Regardless, addiction can be the means of destroying a healthy, balanced lifestyle and wreaking havoc on your workplace.
ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City North is providing the details on employee Adderall use and addiction.
As providers of drug and alcohol testing as well as other background screening services, it’s our job to stay on top of current screening trends. This allows us to best serve our clients and meet the Kansas City metro area’s needs for employee background screening.
EmployeeScreenIQ recently released a report on 2015 background screening trends. We’ve reviewed their data and highlighted some of the key information from their findings in the infographic below!
2015: Key Trends in Employee Background Screening
Background Screening for Safety
46% of employers surveyed said they felt employee background screening was necessary to protect their clients and customers. Since drug and alcohol use can cause worksite accidents, property damage, and theft, including of client data or information, it’s true that properly screening employees can help keep your workplace safe.
51% of employers surveyed said that regulatory compliance was a top concern when it comes to running employee background screening programs. ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City North can help your company follow all state, federal, and industry regulations to ensure the legality and success of your program.
Marijuana Legalization Won’t Stop Drug Testing
54% of employers surveyed reported that even if marijuana was legalized, they would continue their drug testing program. This is a positive indication that workplaces do realize even when a substance is legal they still have the right to prohibit on-site and on-the-clock use or impairment.
Felony Drug Offenses Disqualify Applicants
70% of employers surveyed said that if employee background screening uncovered a felony drug offense on an applicant’s record, they would not consider them for employment.
Employee Background Screening & Drug & Alcohol Testing
ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City North can be your partner in employee background screening, including your drug and alcohol testing program. Let us make sure you are hiring the right people and keeping your workplace safe.
To get started, contact us today at (816) 399-4597.
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As exciting as vacation is for people — and as beneficial it can be in terms of stress reduction and productivity — for employers, the week after employees return from vacation can be a real nightmare. This is especially true when employees overindulge by abusing substances and return to work in a drunken or drugged haze.
Drug testing after vacation eliminates some of the worry employers have about what their employees do recreationally.
With Memorial Day coming up and summer vacations on the horizon, here’s what Kansas City employers can do to prevent an employee’s vacation substance abuse from affecting your workplace.
The safety of your home, neighborhood, and workplace lies in your ability to trust other people to do the right thing. Where drugs and alcohol is concerned, it’s hard to tell who’s using and who’s not. Many substance abusers do well to hide their addictions. Others aren’t as lucky. Drugs and alcohol affect them outwardly.
These Industries Need Seasonal Drug Testing
2. Parks and Recreation Departments.
3. Country Clubs.
Most country clubs have pools requiring lifeguards — and again, whenever a customer’s safety is in your hands, it reduces your liability, prevents tragedy, and shows a commitment to safety.
4. Lawn and Landscaping.
Want seasonal drug testing in Kansas City?
Seasonal drug testing is your safety net. It weeds out poor candidates from working in positions of liability and authority. If you want your community to remain safe from harm and tragedy, do your part and request that all seasonal employees submit a specimen for seasonal drug testing.
ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City North can be your partner in seasonal drug testing. Our on-site and mobile testing provides flexibility — we can come right to your pool, Country Club, or other KC metro location and provide quick results. As a third party provider, we protect you from claims of bias and can ensure that legally-prescribed medications aren’t affecting positive results.
To learn more about our services, call (816) 399-4597.
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Not long ago employers didn’t make a practice of drug testing seasonal workers. However, drug testing is economical and mandatory testing makes sense because of the level of responsibility assumed by seasonal workers.
Remember, if you aren’t drug testing, word gets around — and you’ll be the one who ends up with substance abusers in your workforce, which means your employees are less safe and productive and you are more liable.
This drug testing policy doesn’t just apply to your full- or part-time workforce. This means seasonal employees, too. Here are five jobs for seasonal workers in which drug testing is particularly important.
Workplace drug testing is an important tool. It preserves a safer and more efficient work environment. In some cases, an effective workplace drug testing policy can literally save lives.
Though employers wish otherwise, it seems that employee drug use is only on the rise. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of full-time employed adult drug users increased to 8.9% in 2012, and in total, 67.9% of all drug users over 18 are employed full- or part-time.
Think it isn’t a problem in Kansas City? Consider some of the search terms that have lead people to our blog in the past month:
“any jobs that dont require drug screening in kc”
“urine cleansers for drug test in kansas city mo”
“how to cheat a fingernail drug test”
“hiding drug use at work”
Drug users are in Kansas City, and they’re looking to hide their drug use from their employers. Simply put, you can’t afford not to be drug testing in this day and age.
In case you need some convincing, here are the primary drivers for drug testing that we’ve noticed as providers of workplace drug and alcohol testing.