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Why Swab Drug Testing Is a Great Complement to Urinalysis for Your Job Candidates

The most common drug testing method—and the one most people consider the standard in the United States—is urine drug testing. It is considered hard to fake, and it finds a wide variety of drugs that could be present in a potential employee's body. Due to widespread use (90% of pre-employment...

What Is Hair Follicle Drug Testing? How Can It Support Your Hiring Practices?

Urine drug tests are considered the gold standard of drug tests in the United States, and for federally-mandated drug tests, they are the only approved option. They are minimally invasive and hard to fake, but they do come with some drawbacks.

Occasionally, the information they offer is unclear,...

Understanding Drug Tests and CBD Oil: A Guide for Human Resources

The trend of trying CBD oil is growing in almost all parts of the United States; while there are certainly still restrictions on the use of this product in many states, this low-THC product from hemp is growing in popularity and availability.

CBD is a substance called cannabidiol, which shows up...

Get to Know Texas Drug Testing: Common Drug Testing Questions Answered!

Some states in the United States have adopted fairly strict regulations around which employers can or cannot use drug tests. However, the Lone Star State has its own set of standards when it comes to drug testing. Common drug testing questions are answered here about Texas drug testing, in...

How Changes in the Labor Industry Are Shaking up Human Resources and Hiring

Varying trends in employment continue to evolve within the United States rapidly. Lower levels of unemployment, outsourcing of work to other countries, and steadily increasing social acceptability of marijuana use lead to background screening and drug tests making headlines! Today we're going to...

The Changing Landscape of Drug Testing—and How Employers Can Adapt

When you look at your workforce, what do you see? Pretend you’re a time traveler from only as far back as the 1950s, when "customer service" began to boom; you may not even understand how the people you see (or don’t see) work with each other to get the job done! The digital age has changed how...

Marijuana Legalization May Cease the Need for Testing

Welcome back to Background Screening in the News! For our June edition, we’ve decided to focus on drug screening; specifically screening for marijuana. As multiple states legalize this drug, HR Managers and business owners alike are asking: should drug screening practices be changed? Should...

Is Random Drug Testing Right for Me?

What Is Random Drug Testing?

Drug tests are used to screen for illegal or prescription substances using several different methods including collecting urine or hair follicle samples.

A random drug testing program is where the employer selects one or more employees from a pool to be randomly...

NAPBS Accreditation: What it is and Why it Matters

So, you've decided to bring in an outside company to perform background checks on potential new hires.   As such a company, we applaud your decision for many reasons.  Feel free to browse through other blog posts here at CNet Technologies if you would like some insight into those reasons....

What Legalization Means for You

As of this writing, the use of recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states, as well as Washington DC. Marijuana use for medical purposes is legal in 31 states. Additionally, our Canadian neighbors have lifted all restrictions on recreational marijuana.

What are the Differences Between Drug Tests?

Drug screening and testing are standard practices for many employers, and with good reason. Employing substance abusers can cost your business, with hits to both your reputation and your bottom line. They are responsible for up to half of all workers compensation claims, are more than twice as...