Is your company working towards creating a drug-free environment? Introducing random drug testing in the workplace will discourage employees from abusing illegal substances while on the job as well as during their free time. Not sure how much of an issue drug use is at your company? You’d be surprised.
Nearly 77% of illegal drug users are employed.
Substance abuse can impact your company in the following ways:
- Increased Turnover Rate
- Attendance Issues
- Decreased Productivity
- Lower Employee Morale
- Safety Risks
- Added Healthcare costs
These inefficiencies add up. According to the Council of Alcohol and Drugs, the problems above can cost a company more than $1,000 per employee, per year.
Benefits of random drug testing in the workplace
While pre-employment drug testing separates users and non-users before hire, a drug abuse problem can easily begin and spiral out of control during an employee’s time at a company. Just as you follow up with your business leads, you should keep a close eye on your employees’ well-being.
Random drug testing is the preferred accountability method for many employers because it doesn’t give an employee the chance to detox his or her system. It not only prevents employees from manipulating their results, but also makes no one feel as if they’re being singled out. Random drug testing policies should stress that every employee, from a C-level executive to an intern, has equal chance of getting tested.
We offer random drug testing in our lab, on-site at your place of employment, or through our mobile unit.
New England Drug Testing can be your partner in creating a drug-free workplace. Not only do we offer several types of tests, but we will also work with your company to make sure the process runs smoothly. We will be with you every step of the way, from providing educational programs to developing a drug testing policy.
Discourage substance abuse in your workplace. Schedule a consultation to learn how New England Drug Testing can be your random drug testing provider.