Importance of Creating a Drug Screening Policy

Importance of Creating a Drug Screening Policy

Posted Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

It is a stunning fact: more than two million Americans are estimated to have a problem with opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the opioid crisis claimed more than 64,000 American lives last year and more than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Widespread opioid abuse costs employers nearly…

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Impact of the California Marijuana Law on the Workplace

Impact of the California Marijuana Law on the Workplace

Posted Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

The start of the New Year brings new laws, guidelines and recommendations. One of the biggest law changes and the one getting quite a lot of publicity is the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in the state of California. Marijuana is considered Schedule I drug under federal law and prohibited by the Controlled Substances Act….

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DOT Adds Four Semi-Synthetic Opioids to Drug Testing Panel

DOT Adds Four Semi-Synthetic Opioids to Drug Testing Panel

Posted Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

On October 26, 2017, President Trump officially declared that the opioid crisis in the US is a “national public health emergency”. Every community from rural to urban is affected by the increase of opioid usage in the US. Over two million Americans are estimated to have a problem with opioids and the epidemic continues to…

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HR in the Stoned Age: Prescription Pills in the Workplace

HR In the Stoned Age: Prescription Pills in the Workplace

Posted Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

The prescription pills and opioid crisis has become a growing concern throughout the country. Every community from rural to urban is affected by the increase of opioid usage in the United States. It is a stunning fact: over two million Americans are estimated to have a problem with opioids. The non-medical use of prescription psychotherapeutic…

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Infographic: Background Screening Roadmap

Posted Monday, July 10th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Pack up the car and get ready for a background screening road trip! Sterling Talent Solutions surveyed 500+ U.S. based employers regarding their use of employment background checks for our just released, 2017 Background Screening Trends and Best Practices Report. The surveys represented 33 industries including consulting, educations, healthcare, manufacturing, not-for-profit, staffing and technology with the responses coming from managers, business owners, executives and key company stakeholders. We created a snapshot of current screening practices, priorities and challenges of the hottest issues of the background screening industry in our infographic, Your Background Screening Roadmap.

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Promoting a Safe Workplace through DOT Testing

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Employee drug testing is a single data point in the assessment of an employee or candidate and an integral part of candidate and employee assessment. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), the impact of alcoholism or drug dependence on workplace ranges from increased injuries, higher absenteeism and loss of production. A business that has and enforces a drug and health screening policy will see an increase in the stability of worker productivity while reducing employee turnover.

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