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August 4 2015

Rising Numbers Failing Pre-Employment Drug Screening

"Jobseekers in New Zealand 's Bay of Plenty are failing pre-employment drug tests. At the same time the country 's Drug Detection Agency figures showed 4.8% of all pre-employment drug tests were positive in 2014. Phil van Syp, managing director of 1st Call Recruitment, said most of those tested positive to cannabis in a urine test. ""About 20% to 30% fail depending on the sort of roles. We do a lot of [road laying] and people seem to think that it is okay."" Kirk Hardy, CEO of the Drug Detection Agency, said businesses want to implement drug and alcohol policies due to high-profile accidents and tragedies involving someone who may have been using drugs."