Gone are the days when a simple face to face interview was conducted and based on how well you impressed the interviewer you can get hired. Looks are not enough anymore when it comes to landing the job, and there are all sorts of levels to complete just to be considered.

As a seasoned business owner, I am well versed in the hiring process and have conducted many reference checks, lie detector evaluations, and drug tests. With most potential employees you get an immediate impression of their personality or nature just by looks and then break it down into sub-categories from there.

Many will not make the grade to be hired either due to insufficient qualifications but they still gave it a go, others have references that didn’t check out when a call was made, and then there are those who you point-blank weren’t getting on the payroll but you still wanted to hear their story and why they thought they had a chance.

Not everyone you like will be suited for the position no matter how well you get along in the interview. For a guideline on what to consider check out this link https://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/how-to/human-resources/2018/04/8-important-traits-to-look-for-when-hiring-new.html and make the right decision the first time around.

Why drug tests are conducted.

Besides the obvious reason that you don’t want an employee looking at your office supplies and furniture to sell off for hash money, drug tests are necessary to ensure you hire an employee of a sound mind.

Yes some of us that, even though you smoked a substance at the weekend on a boys night out and had a great time, you didn’t get out of hand or do something crazy and still showed up for work Monday morning, doing your everyday tasks like nothing happened.

But some fall short and sometimes completely off the wagon and these are the candidates that needed to be shifted from the pile of potentials.

A major factor for employers is that if a staff member did abuse a substance in their personal time. It leads to the negative impact on their productivity it could cause a chain reaction. By the end of the day the whole department has gone down and you’re in safe mode to get things back up and running as normal. Not a situation you want to find yourself in.

To find out more on the topic as a business owner and even a manager in charge of staff, take a look at this article and make sure you are hiring the right people to bring out the best for the business as well as the boss’s impression of you as a recruiter.

Options when it comes to passing a drug test.

You could try taking an extended holiday if the news has spread around the office that random drug testing will begin next week, you could begin the worlds quickest detox program ever thought of, or lastly and a favorite of mine as I have a friend who successfully managed to do it, a synthetic urine sample kit could just be the answer to your prayers.

The method you opt for is not the focus here but more the fact of passing the test altogether.

Whichever you end up choosing is also determined by the amount of time you have to be ‘ready,’ if you have an interview in a month you have significantly more options available to you which don’t require as much discipline whereas a drug test on Monday and it is now Friday entails a more severe approach.

No matter the timeline, you need to be as ready as possible for when and if they test, know what methods work quicker with higher success rates, and always be one foot ahead of the game. You need to work smart, not hard as my granny liked to say.

There are plenty of candidates who have smoked marijuana or other substances and gone on to pass drug tests with flying colors, people have raved about various methods that worked for them while others the results weren’t as efficient.

The main objective is to at least try, you may lose your job, yes, but you might not. Let’s think glass half full, am I right?