According to the community for human resource management (SKM), more than half of entrepreneurs – 57 percent – carry out drug tests for all work candidates. Testing is heavily represented in Fortune 500; 97 percent of Fortune 500 companies have articulated drug-free work policies, and 67 percent of companies conduct employee drug and alcohol testing, both as recruitment requirements, randomly, or in situations related to incidents.
But it's not just a big company that can benefit from pre-employement drug testing. Every company requires a certain level of productivity, compliance with salvation, and respect for fellow employees should at least consider establishing a drug-free workplace policy that involves employee drug testing.
Why? Consider the benefits:
Substance abuse is inherently counterproductive and destructive to both the employee and the business. By adopting clear and strict guidelines about what is acceptable behavior in the work environment matters as much for the company of one as the company with 100,000 employees.
Employees can be more productive when drug-free. Employers have learned that they can reduce their costs and increase their profits by eliminating the negative effects of problem employees. By utilizing random drug testing in the workplace, as well as being able to screen out unfit applicants with pre-employment drug testing, accidents, poor judgment, and anti-social behavior are reduced.
Requiring post-accident testing can help protect your company. Accidents in the workplace can sometimes lead to serious injuries and expensive workman's compensation claims, and these claims have the potential to cripple an otherwise thriving company. This type of situation can often lead to extensive and very expensive hospital bills. Such hospital bills, and the possible costs of rehabilitation, can accrue over long periods of time and ultimately cause increases in worker compensation policy and health insurance premiums.