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What Employers Must Know When Drug Screening Applicants

What Employers Must Know When Drug Screening Applicants

Did you know that the percentage of US employees testing positive for drugs has increased over the past 2 years? This includes an increase in usage across nearly all workforce categories and drug test specimen types, according to Quest Diagnostics. Drug screening is...

rosieEdna Nakamoto, CEO and co-founder of The Applicant Manager (TAM), was recently named by Recruiting Daily as “One of 300 Women in HR Technology Worth Watching”.

TAM, started in 2011 by Edna and her co-founder Jim Garrison, is an applicant tracking system that was born out of a recruiting need recognized through Edna’s work as a human resources consultant. Prior to venturing out on her own, Edna spent over twenty years serving in various human resources leadership roles.

While on the outside, it might appear that TAM is just another tech start-up located in Northern California. We’re proud to say that TAM is a profitable, boot-strap (self) funded, certified woman and minority owned business. This is particularly noteworthy because women and/or minority tech startups are still pretty uncommon.

entrepeneurTAM started with the idea that “simplicity, configurability and service” would be the perfect value proposition for organizations who wanted to streamline their recruiting processes. In the early days, Edna and her partner Jim reached out to others for help and advice. Although one HR software CEO’s reaction was, “you’re wasting your time in the Applicant Tracking space because you won’t be able to compete”, Edna and Jim didn’t let that comment deter them. Driven by their entrepreneurial spirit and buoyed by