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Market Overview, the leading background screening information portal for the HR community, publishes new guide on How to Select a Drug Screening Provider


ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --, the background screening news and information portal for Human Resources professionals and Hiring Managers, has published an informative new guide on 'How to Select a Drug & Alcohol Screening Provider' to help employers select the right drug screening provider to meet their hiring needs at a time when drug use is on the increase.

The 'How to Select a Drug & Alcohol Screening Provider' guide was written specifically to help employers to select a drug testing provider who can meet their company's needs and to guide them in defining a successful program. Nina French, Managing Partner, Current Consulting Group, captures the intent of the Guide very well when she states, "Building a house relies on a good architect, a great contractor and excellent communication with the owner. Selecting the wrong vendors can be both expensive and frustrating. Likewise, a great substance abuse testing program takes great design, implementation and ongoing support. Understanding and translating your program design is key to building a successful partnership and selecting the right partner."

This is especially true at a time when, according to a recent analysis of industry-specific data by Quest Diagnostics, one third of U.S. industry sectors experienced year-over-year double-digit increases in workforce drug positivity between 2015 and 2018. Barry Sample, PhD, senior director, science and technology, Quest Diagnostics recently stated that "Our longitudinal examination of drug positivity data suggests drug use by the nation's workforce is growing across a broad swath of industries."

W. Barry Nixon, founder of and co-author of 'Background Screening Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from a HR and Security Perspective' said, "We have been working with the background screening industry since 2002 and have never seen a time when drug screening was more important than now. With marijuana being legalized in many states and the opioid crisis, employers have to get it right when they choose a drug screening partner because so much is on the line."

Nixon added, "In these litigious times with marijuana lawsuits increasingly challenging employers' drug screening practices it is more important than ever for employers to understand industry best practices and to carefully select their drug screening provider. We encourage employers to look beyond just the lowest price because with so much at stake they need a high-quality provider. Long after the joy of a low price has passed the sting of inaccurate reports, slow turnaround times, poor quality and non-compliance with laws will remain."

You can access the 'How to Select a Drug & Alcohol Screening Provider' guide at or under our Background Screening Publications (drop down).

Please direct any questions to W. Barry Nixon at 1-949-770-5264 or you can email him at wbnixon(at)PreemploymentDirectory(dot)com or contact him on Linkedin at

ABOUT PREEPLOYMENTDIRECTORY.COM: is the leading background screening news and information portal on the web and houses the leading directory of background screening companies designed to make it easy for organizations to quickly find a background screening provider to meet their needs. The web site includes a Background Screening Knowledge Center which houses an extensive Article Library, U.S.& International Resource Centers, Accreditation Resource Center, Expert Insights, Background Screening Essential, Worldwide Calendar of Events and Public Records Information Center. The web site also includes a Background Screening Publications Center which houses many of our publications: The Background Buzz, The Global Background Screener, In Search of Excellence in Background Screening: Best Practice Insights from Accredited Background Screening Firms, Women Leaders Thriving in the Background Screening Industry to name a few.



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