What is the acceptable amount of time that a pre-employment drug test should be taken?
We are working on tweeking our pre-employment process. Part of that process is verifying their driver's license is valid (due to industry our insurance needs employees to have valid licenses) and a negative drug test result. I had this problem early on and it kind of resolved itself, but it has come up again. We offered a position to an candidate pending a negative drug test result. I informed the candidate he should go to the Lab immediately after our meeting. He waited 2 days instead. I'm a very skeptical person when it comes to this. I want to revise our policy to have a time frame in which the candidate needs to submit a sample. I think that once the offer is made, they should go to the lab within 24 hours. Is that an acceptable amount of time? What are other companies doing?