In Today’s Economy, Pre-Employment Drug Screening Is Gaining Momentum

Straight from an article on, we have this juicy bit of reality:  In this economy, most employers seem to be conducting drug tests as part of their pre-employment screenings.

As the story explains, the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) recently released a study suggesting that up to three-quarters of the 296 employers i4cp surveyed have some type of drug screening policy in place.  And out of those employers, around 95% of the companies pre-screen for drugs before employment begins.

What does this mean?  Basically, if you’re laid off or just looking for new employment, it’s best to make sure that you can pass a drug screening.  If you can’t, you may just find yourself unemployed for much longer than you originally assumed.

Kristina Taylor
In 1989, Kristina began her career as a customer service representative at the newly formed American Tenant Screen, Inc. Ten years later, she pioneered tenant background screening on the Internet. As a long-standing member of the National Multifamily Resident Information Council (formerly the National Association of Screening Agencies) Kristina gains insight into the trends of the tenant screening industry to better understand the current and future needs of their clients.

Related Posts

Popular Resources

What is the “Ban the Box” Movement?

Read More

FTC and EEOC Background Check Guide for Employers

Read More

Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act

Read More

Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1993

Read More

Sign Up to Receive News & Updates in Your Inbox