8/7/2020

Reliable Background Screening Services: How to Tell

You need reliable background screening services for your organization. But let's back up a second. What does "reliable," in this context, even mean? And how can you evaluate background check companies for reliability anyway?

So glad you asked! Keep reading . . .

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Scott Mogensen

Scott Mogensen
Scott Mogensen manages the Drug and Alcohol testing program. He has 11 years of experience in drug and alcohol testing and is an expert in DOT drug & alcohol compliance issues. As a Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator (C-SAPA), he holds the highest credentials available for a program administrator.

Recent Posts

6/26/2020

Random Drug Testing - Making the Case

If you conduct pre-employment drug tests, you might think that's enough, but the problem with pre-hire drug screenings is they capture only one point in time.

6/25/2020

Drug Positivity Rates Up 43 Percent This Spring

Drug test positivity rates increased by 43 percent in April 2020 compared to the month prior. This is according to data collected by Good Egg from their workplace drug testing results. “This is a very significant increase,” said Scott Mogensen, ...

2/13/2020

Employment Law & Marijuana Drug Testing: What you Need to Know

At the writing of this article, 33 states in the United States and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana either for medicinal or recreational purposes (or both). Other jurisdictions at the municipal level are also legalizing ...

1/23/2020

Drug Testing for Marijuana: 5 Mistakes Employers Make

Because so many states in the U.S. have legalized the use of marijuana (either for medicinal purposes, recreational purposes, or both), creating drug testing policies that include marijuana has become challenging. After all, if so many states are ...

11/21/2019

Should Employers Ditch Drug Testing for Marijuana?

At the writing of this article, 33 states in the United States have legalized the use of marijuana either for medicinal or for recreational purposes (or both). Other jurisdictions at the municipal level are also legalizing marijuana. The federal ...

9/19/2019

7 Ways to Create an Effective Drug & Alcohol Testing Program

Your company wants to launch an effective drug and alcohol testing program. So what are some best practices it should follow? Keep reading...

8/15/2019

3 Important Considerations Before Choosing Your Drug Testing Partner

When it comes to evaluating drug testing providers, follow these three important reminders. (You can also download our comprehensive guide on how to choose an employee screening vendor.)

7/18/2019

Instant Drug Testing vs. Lab-Based Testing: What You Need to Know

We field many questions regarding instant drug tests vs. lab-based testing. Below, our drug screening experts give our readers the scoop.

6/27/2019

6 Tips for Creating a Drug Policy & Alcohol Policy

If you're launching an alcohol and drug testing program, it's imperative that you have a clear and comprehensive written policy. Here are six tips to guide you in its creation.

5/2/2019

On-Site Drug Testing vs. Off-Site Drug Testing - Does it Matter?

The labels themselves indicate the obvious difference between on-site and off-site drug testing. But let's dig a little deeper.

4/18/2019

Urine Tests, Hair Tests, and Oral Fluid Drug Tests - Which Should Your Company Use?

Let's talk about the specimen collected during a drug test: urine, oral fluid, or hair. While urine is typically the most common specimen that employers test, oral fluid (saliva) and hair have been gaining traction in recent years. Here are some ...

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