First Choice Drug Testing

Good workers are always hard to find, and you don’t have any time to waste when you find the right people! But in certain occupations, you must ensure that your new hires are physically capable of doing the work; You must also ensure your employees are medically fit to return to duty in the event of a workplace accident, and you must document the injuries you “inherit” with each new hire. First Choice is Arkansas’ most trusted third-party administrator, and we have an experienced Medical Review Officer (MRO) on staff to interpret and verify all test results. We offer confidential drug and alcohol testing services and physicals by appointment.

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Good help is hard to find, and it’s always exciting when you find an applicant who seems to be a perfect fit for your company. Unfortunately, resumes often present a highly idealized version of your applicant’s employment history, and you should always be concerned about what’s not included. Most businesses have high standards but limited time and resources, which presents unique challenges throughout the hiring and onboarding process. Each applicant and new hire adds business and security risks, but it’s challenging to vet prospective employees properly. The professional references your candidates list on their resumes will typically offer them a glowing endorsement, or they might simply neglect to reveal certain information that paints the candidate in an unfavorable light. You can’t be too careful when making new hires, and First Choice offers background checks to ensure that your candidates have clean driving records and criminal histories!

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Drugs and alcohol tear families apart, and they have disastrous consequences in the workplace. Employees who abuse drugs and alcohol tend to be tardy or absent more frequently, and they’re also statistically more likely to steal or be involved in workplace accidents. Random drug testing is a standard operating procedure in the transportation industry and at large corporations, and it’s a time-honored way to keep your employees honest. But how can you run a random drug testing program if you own or manage a small company with only a few employees?

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Cannabidiol (CBD oil) products are legal to purchase and available at drugstores, grocery stores, and even convenience stores. Many individuals now use CBD for the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, and depression and topical rubs to relieve chronic pain and inflammation without the mind-altering effects of marijuana. But will you fail a drug test if you’re using CBD oils for legitimate medical reasons?

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