Need more job candidates? Consider eliminating drug tests (New York Daily News)
New York Daily News, August 5, 2016
Need more job candidates? Consider eliminating drug tests
America has a talent crunch. Employers are encountering trouble filling vacant positions with experienced, skilled job candidates. The combination of unemployment rates near eight-year lows, the increasing demand to find qualified talent, and the changing view of marijuana is motivating employers to reassess their drug testing policies. “I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cyber criminals (in China), and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview,” FBI Director James Comey said at the White Collar Crime Institute, an annual conference held at the New York City Bar Association.