Prevalence of Employment-Related Testing for Use of Alcohol or Other Drugs
"While almost two-thirds of respondents drug test all candidates, the remainder of companies drug test only candidates for specific positions. The percentage of companies with a policy to test all candidates dropped by 12% since our 2018 survey."
Companies That Subject Workers to Tests for Alcohol or Other Drugs:
All job candidates: 62%
Candidates for safety/ security concerned roles: 10%
Candidates for non-exempt/ hourly positions: 10%
Candidates for director and manager positions: 7%
Candidates for positions dealing with finances: 6%
Candidates for C-suite/ executive positions: 5%
Temporary or contingent workers: 5:
Independent contractors: 3%
"Employment Screening Benchmark Report, 2019 Edition," HireRight, Inc., 2019, p. 25.