THE BLOG
04/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Looking for a Job? Better Be Healthy, and Best Not to Smoke

As the economy slowly recovers, employers may expand a program to job candidates that has mostly been applied to the current workforce: health screenings.

A test for nicotine, for example, can determine if a job applicant smokes and remove them from the job candidate pool as a way to ultimately save the company money in health insurance and other costs, according to a blog at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm.

It's a buyer's market, and employers can afford to be picky. At face value this might seem wrong, but Walletpop's Aaron Crowe delves into the legality of this controversial topic.

To read more, go to Walletpop.com.