A recent Fresh Inc. post Screening Employees for Drug Use prompted discussion among a few weblog readers. One company owner and Fresh Inc. reader wishes to discover more about what owners are actually doing about drug testing.
Over the past month, he has offered jobs to seven people, from senior employees to production workers, and only one of the seven passed the pre-employment drug test. The others came back postive for cocaine use and varying levels of marijuana use. To him, it's been a demoralizing experience, as he, his HR people and managers are spending precious time weeding through resumes for the best candidates and offering them positions only to have them take a drug test and fail it. He's wondering why he even bothers with the drug test.
How do you deal with drug testing in your company? Are you seeing the same results or have you stopped testing all together?