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The Evolution of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

It’s 2017, yet many employers have not reviewed their drug-free workplace documents since the mid-2000s, if they have a document to convey to their employees their position on substance abuse in the workplace. It has been a busy 10 years and a lot has changed in terms of common drugs of abuse; who uses, who abuses and why; and in methods of testing for illicit substances. In this 60-minute webinar, we will explore the evolution of drug abuse over the past 20 years, discuss why every organization should have a drug-free workplace statement regardless of whether they engage in pre-employment screening or not, and explore new cost-efficient, convenient options for screening to aid in reducing risk and loss. 

Presenter:

Cynthia Woods, Vice President of Sales & Marketing - AccuSource, Inc. 

Cynthia has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing with over 14 years in the employment screening and human resource services industries. Through her tenure she has assisted large and small business, including several Fortune 500 enterprises, in achieving their quality staff acquisition and risk mitigation goals by aiding them in selecting the right mix of background and drug screening products and services to meet their unique business needs. Cynthia understands the requisites of highly-regulated industries and often assists HR, Security and Risk Management  professionals in education, healthcare, energy and transportation sectors.

Cynthia holds both Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration degrees. She is a long-time member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and an active participant in the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC.)

 

Learning Objectives:

  •  Increased knowledge of drugs of abuse and the evolution of substance abuse testing in the last 20 years
  • Understanding why the standard 5 panel drug screen may not be the best option
  • Overview of recent developments in substance abuse testing and how employers can determine the right fit for their organization
  • The elephant in the room: the impact of legalized marijuana states and states with compassionate use statutes

 

Webinar Information:
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am PST  (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST)

 

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