Personnel Today drinks in media attention

Personnel
Today
‘s survey into alcohol and drugs in the workplace caused a media stir
yesterday.

Editor
Noel O’Reilly and representatives from Alcohol Concern and Drugscope – who were also behind the
research – spent most of the day running between TV and radio stations in
London.

The
interest was fuelled by the finding that 74 per cent of HR people believe
lunchtime drinking should be banned, and that almost one-third of employers are
considering introducing testing for drugs and alcohol in the next 12 months.

News
editor Mike Broad and deputy news editor Ben Willmott fielded the many requests
for interviews from local radio stations such as Radio Devon, Wiltshire Sound,
Radio Swindon and Manx Radio.

Television
news programmes on both ITV and Channel 5 carried the story and the issue was
also discussed on Radio 4’s Today programme. The Daily Telegraph also
ran a story.

Articles on news websites include:
BBC
News: Firms consider drink and drugs tests

Sky
News: Workers face booze blitz

ITN:
Companies consider staff drug tests
 

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