Does testing work?

Brockett, James
November 2006
People Management;11/23/2006, Vol. 12 Issue 23, p13
The article deals with the effectiveness of drug testing in the workplace in Great Britain. Drug testing in the workplace is a blunt instrument that fails to get to the root of employee addiction problems, according to a leading psychologist. Tony Buon, a lecturer and consultant with CiC, an employee assistance programme provider, said he had doubts over the effectiveness and worth of testing, despite its adoption by more and more employers.


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