Drug and Alcohol Tests
Job applicants may be required to be screened for drug and alcohol use prior to being hired. Employees may be tested for drugs or alcohol in the workplace. The types of drug tests which show the presence of drugs or alcohol include urine drug tests, blood drug tests, hair drug tests, breath alcohol tests, saliva drug screen, and sweat drug screen.
Employers often use tests and other selection procedures to screen applicants for hire. The types of of tests and selection procedures utilized include cognitive tests, personality tests, medical examinations, credit checks, and background checks.
Talent Assessment Tests
Talent assessments, also called pre-employment tests or career tests, are used to help an employer identify candidates that will be a good fit for jobs. Here's how employers use them to screen applicants.
An employer may required a prospective employee to have a physical examination prior to hiring. Passing a physical can be a condition of employment.
When Employers Drug Test
When do employers drug test? Employers may drug test as part of the employment hiring process and also may test employees for drugs and alcohol use under certain circumstances.
Blood Drug Tests
A blood drug test may be used when job applicants or employees are screened for illegal drugs.
Hair Drug Tests
Drug residue remains in hair longer than in bodily fluids. A hair drug test provides a 90 day window of drug use.
Breath Alcohol Tests
Breath alcohol testing devices, commonly known by the term for one type of device - Breathalyzer, measure how much alcohol is currently in the blood.
Mouth Swab Drug Test
A mouth swab drug test, also known as a saliva test or oral fluids test, collects saliva from inside the job applicant or employee's mouth.
Urine Drug Tests
A urine drug test is the most commonly used test when job applicants or employees are screened for illegal drugs.