Public health authorities, medical facilities, and healthcare professionals all over the world are stretched to their limits to contain the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But it isn’t just the healthcare sector that alone can stop the spread of COVID-19. Businesses, non-profits, media houses, and other organizations also need to rise to the occasion.
Organizations need to plan and implement various workplace controls to contain the pandemic if COVID-19 has not arrived in the communities where they have their offices, factories, etc. or when they prepare for the eventual return of employees to the workplace.
Pre-employment background checks and drug tests are not signs of mistrust or invasion of an individual’s privacy. These are crucial components of modern-day hiring processes, designed to identify the best talent and protect an organization from the risks that come with unreliable workers.
Most companies run background checks and perform applicant drug testing to avoid hiring candidates who may pose a threat to others in the workplace or become a liability at some point in time.
Here in this post, we will discuss why employers cannot afford to ignore pre-employment background checks and drug screening.