These days, employers have access to more information about prospective new hires than ever before; using social media and the Web, employers can typically find out a great deal of information about a job applicant. However, there are still some things you simply cannot find out through online research and interviews alone. For this reason, it’s recommended that employers take the time to screen new hires as much as possible before spending the money and resources to bring them on-board. Here at VerifyProtect, we offer both drug-screening and pre-employment physicals for your added peace of mind as an employer.
Why Drug Screen New Hires?
Drug screenings are highly recommended for any position where heavy machinery will be operated. However, it’s never a bad idea to screen a potential new hire for drugs before bringing him or her on-board. Unfortunately, those who use illegal drugs on a regular basis can be a major liability to your company, in addition to being overall less reliable workers. To save yourself from the hassle of a liability issue down the road, why not screen for drugs now?
Drug Screening Services
VerifyProtect drug testing services include collection of the sample, transportation to the lab, EMIT and GC/MS by a certified lab, and test review by a Medical Review Officer (MRO), if required.
We offer both a 5- and 10-panel drug test, the former of which is standard for the Department of Transportation. This will test for the most commonly used drugs, including:
- amphetamines (crystal meth)
- cannabinoids (THC and marijuana)
- opiates (morphine, heroin, etc.)
- phencyclidine (PCP)
Our 10-panel drug screening will test for all of the above, in addition to:
In addition to our drug screening, we also offer alcohol testing using a regulated breathalyzer to determine breath alcohol level.
Conducting pre-employment physicals may also be wise in a number of industries. For example, the Department of Transportation requires applicants for CDLs to pass a physical exam in order to obtain their licenses. We’re pleased to offer a wide range of occupations medical and physical exam offerings so you can rest assured that new hires are in the proper physical condition to work the type of job for which you’re hiring.
Whether you’re in need of a general physical exam for an employee, a DOT physical, auditory or visual testing, TB testing, blood testing, or anything in between, we’ve got you covered.
By taking the time to have a potential new hire take a pre-employment physical, you can once again protect your company from liability concerns down the road. You’ll also be able to enjoy added confidence in your decision in knowing the person you’re hiring is physically capable of performing the job.
When it comes to onboarding new employees, it’s important to do your due diligence as an employer. This means taking the time to drug screen new hires in addition to conducting any necessary pre-employment physicals. For more information on our screening and physical services, contact the VerifyProtect team today.