Hire the right employees by implementing a pre employment drug testing program with Work Well, PLLC.
Pre employment drug testing is an important part of the your employee hiring process as well as ensuring that substance abuse doesn’t become your workplace liability. Employers design drug-free workplace programs to protect their businesses from the impact of drug abuse. Pre-employment drug testing helps prevent your hiring of individuals who abuse drugs and is most often performed as a part of the job application process. An individual is required to provide a specimen during the job application process, typically after your conditional offer of employment. Generally, a negative drug test result is required before an employer will make a job offer to the applicant.9, 10
Because every business and workforce is unique, each employer should make a careful determination about the program elements that are most beneficial for their workplace. Employing an individual with substance abuse issues is risky business. It compromises your workplace safety not just for the person involved but co-workers, clients and visitors as well.
Substance abuse takes a heavy toll on American business. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, drug use in the workplace costs employers $81 billion annually. Left unchecked, drug abuse can seriously compromise the integrity and stability of your workplace. Consider these statistics:
Nearly 7 percent of adults employed full time and 9 percent of those employed part time currently use illegal drugs (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA).
More than 70 percent of substance abusers hold some type of job (American Council of Drug Education). In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 60 percent of adults know someone who has come to work under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Pre employment drug testing can help to improve your employee morale and productivity while decreasing absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover and theft. Total annual savings from pre employment drug testing — This equation is the sum of the absenteeism, accident, workers compensation and recruiting costs saved by not hiring drug users. You can deduct your annual pre employment drug testing expenditure to determine your total savings.
Healthy employees are not only more productive but they also reduce your workplace liabilities. Substance abuse is a growing concern for employers and affected employees may be inclined to drink or use drugs while at work. Pre employment drug testing and alcohol testing offers a proactive approach to the problem.
At Work Well, PLLC we follow a well-defined process for pre employment drug testing and program administration. Don't jeopardize your company any longer, call us today so we can help minimize your risk. 713-670-7161