As a qualified staffer, you want to find the best possible candidates to fill positions for your clients. From vetting their resumes to ensuring they are qualified and competent, there is no shortage of effort that goes into finding the right fit. While pre-employment testing before employment is now a common trend, staffing agencies can look into offering this step when sourcing candidates. In this article series, we’re going to explore the ins and outs of drug testing and how you can implement it in your staffing firm. Even more importantly, address your insurance needs with a Staffing Liability Insurance policy.
By helping companies identify the candidates most likely to perform well on the job, pre-employment testing can lead to additional company benefits, such as saving time and cost in the selection process, decreasing turnover, and even improving morale, states Forbes.
While there are issues with these pre-employment screenings, they are meant to do more good than harm.
There is no one-size fits all policy that works for every staffing agency or employer. However, the following tips are worth noting:
- Do not solely rely on the results of the drug test.
- Tests should follow EEO laws.
- Refrain from asking personal or offensive questions.
- Implement tests with high validity.
These tests are intended to screen and find the possible candidates for your clients. So long as the tests are objective, valid, and reliable, your staffing agency can mitigate liability and the potential for facing lawsuits as a result of your pre-employment screening.
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