According to the Department of Labor,
“Results from a U.S. Postal Service study indicate that employees who tested positive on their pre-employment drug test were 77% more likely to be discharged within the first three years of employment, and were absent from work 66% more often than those who tested negative.”
Pre-employment screening, whether it be drug or alcohol testing, can help you put your best foot forward when it comes to new employees and building your team.
Showing a no-tolerance policy for drug abuse right up front sets an expectation amongst your employees of the type of workplace you intend to maintain.
Plus, it helps you weed out employees that would be disastrous hires. If an employee cannot give a negative drug test, you’re at risk of higher absenteeism, more medical claims, higher risk of theft and less productivity and revenue. Plus, statistics show drug-free workers stick around longer, boosting your return rates and maximizing the return on the time you invested to train them.
Drug users tend to avoid applying for jobs in workplaces with strict drug testing policies, including pre-employment screens.
To protect your business and get drug testing implemented as part of your hiring procedures, contact us today.