drug testing

I’m There: Brian Giammarco

by Pablo Bolanos on December 11, 2017

Twenty years at Quest Diagnostics in the City of Brotherly Love have given Brian Giammarco, Field Sales Executive, a unique perspective on teamwork. Brian believes in empowerment birthed from belonging. He sees his team as a unit, a family, a collective group of people working together with a similar mindset to help our clients succeed.

In this month’s edition of our “I’m There” series, Brian describes what we’re there when you need us means to him. Read the full story.

Employer Solutions shares a commitment to being there when our clients and colleagues need us – at every possible opportunity. Through unique stories from our team, you’ll get a more personal perspective of what that commitment means to each of them. To learn more about this series, read our introductory post.

For more information about Employer Solutions, visit our website or contact us online.

Drug testing around the world

by Pablo Bolanos on December 6, 2017

A workplace drug testing program helps companies screen and hire the best, most talented, drug-free individual for the job. A program also supports efforts to maintain a safe, healthy, and productive environment for all employees. This priority should not change if your organization has employees who work overseas.

In the U.S., drug testing at the federal level of safety-sensitive employees paved the way for private sector employers to begin workplace drug testing programs to screen applicants and employees. When drug testing internationally however, there are no universal guidelines for employers to follow.

We know there are challenges with international drug testing such as logistics, turnaround times, customs, and training collectors, and we are committed to solving them. In our case study, we focus on how we make international drug testing easy. Key topics include:

  • Global drug use statistics
  • Benefits of international drug testing
  • Return on investment
  • Global testing program check-list
  • A day in the life of an international drug test specimen

In the end, an experienced, reliable drug testing provider can help to bridge the knowledge gap and coordinate the necessary resources to manage an effective international drug testing program.

Download our new International Drug Testing Case study.

Watch an archive of the Navigating Global Drug Testing webinar to get answers to the most common question about drug-free workplace programs abroad.

For more information about international drug testing, visit our website or contact us online.


 

Webinar: The Life of a Drug Test

November 28, 2017Blog Series

From the perspective of an employer, the drug testing process is an in-and-out experience. A potential new hire or current employee provides a sample at one of our collection sites. Days later—after the sample is sent to the laboratory for testing—a final result is ready. At which point the employee returns to work or, a […]

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Drug Testing Do’s and Don’ts

November 14, 2017Collections

Its 6:00 a.m. and the sound of your alarm fills the calm morning air. You’re certain that wonderful wake up sound is a bit early and hit snooze to catch a bit more rest. You finally wake up and when you do, you’re immediately hopeful, because today could mark the beginning of a new chapter. […]

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I’m There: Jonni Salamone

November 13, 2017We're There

A team that doesn’t march to the same rhythm will not deliver consistent customer experiences. Jonni Salamone, Director of National Clinical Testing Services, champions the need for individualism, unique work styles, confidence, and above all, team unity. Her leadership inspires her team members to perform beyond the expectations of our clients. In this month’s edition […]

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Hair Drug Test Procedures

November 7, 2017Drug Testing

Hair drug testing can help employers detect habitual use by job applicants and employees. Its primary benefit when compared to other types of drug testing is its long detection window. Additionally, the process requires a small specimen of hair cut under direct supervision, making it difficult to tamper or cheat.  When compared with urine testing, […]

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International Drug and Alcohol Trends

October 31, 2017Drug Testing

Brazil is known for spectacular beaches, the Amazon rainforest, and over the past decade, the “Cracklands,” a notorious part of Rio de Janeiro at the heart of Brazil’s growing crack-cocaine epidemic. On the other side of the equator, there is Canada, often referred to as “the friendly neighbor to the north.” Much like the U.S., […]

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I’m There: Claudia Padilla

October 16, 2017We're There

Teamwork cannot exist if we don’t acknowledge what makes the team work. Claudia Padilla, Key Account Manager, works to see the human who wrote the email and the individual talking on the other side of the phone. She believes in the power of connections and how those relationships strengthen a partnership between our clients and […]

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Accept the Challenge: Drug-free Work Week

October 13, 2017Drugs & Alcohol

Today someone, somewhere in the U.S., will miss work, dodge deadlines, shift their work to others, and eventually leave a position vacant. Drug and alcohol abuse can be one of the contributing factors for absenteeism, lost productivity, and eventually turnover. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 7% of adults employed full-time […]

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Advancing our online solutions

September 19, 2017Drug Testing

Moore’s law, in its broadest definition, states that technological advancements will continue at an exponentially rapid rate. At Quest Diagnostics, we know that when employers want to drug test an applicant or employee, they often need an electronic means by which to order, track, and review the progress of that test. With those two ideas […]

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