Award Date

12-2013

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science in Hotel Administration

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Robert Woods

Second Committee Member

Claudine Williams

Number of Pages

39

Abstract

This paper will answer the question of whether pre-employment drug testing of applicants is helpful or harmful to an organization as a whole. The following question will be explored in this paper: What are the benefits and costs associated with pre-employment drug-screening?

The target of this study will be the hospitality industry in Las Vegas. A recommendation to the industry will be made once a thorough literature review of past research on the topic is conducted. Drug testing is a common practice in hospitality companies in Las Vegas. It is costly to these companies to conduct such tests. It is anticipated that the results of the study will determine if this practice is worthwhile or is a waste of company resources.

Keywords

Cost effectiveness; Drugs—Testing; Employees--Drug testing; Employee selection; Hospitality industry--Employees; Nevada--Las Vegas; Personnel management

Disciplines

Business | Hospitality Administration and Management | Human Resources Management

Language

English


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