Mental Health and Addiction in the Workplace

 

Mental health and drug abuse problems affect most workplaces. How a company chooses their response to addiction says a lot about how they care for their employees. Many workers attend work instead of treatment because they fear they’ll lose their jobs.

Managers may also experience the same fears about mental health and drug abuse. They may think that talking about their problem jeopardizes their positions within a company. A response to addiction that works well for many companies is to provide mental health resources to employees who show mental health and drug abuse problems in the workplace. Continue reading “Mental Health and Addiction in the Workplace” »

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip the Background Check

Hiring is an in-depth process. It involves legal considerations and requires you to squeeze the interview process into your already full schedule. Beyond gathering applications and scheduling interviews, there are several details that can’t be forgotten. Background checks are a basic part of the hiring process.

Some employers think that background checks don’t apply to their line of business or they aren’t worth the time. The truth is that background checks should be just as important to you as writing the perfect job description or sending applicants through three rounds of interviews. Continue reading “3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip the Background Check” »

Creating and Enforcing a Drug-Free Policy in Your Office

According to The National Federation of Independent Business, over 75 percent of illegal drug users in the U.S. are employed. At almost 10 million people so, there’s a chance that one of your employees is one of those users. Drug and alcohol abuse is frequently overlooked because once an employee passes a pre-employment drug test it ceases to concern anyone. However, a proactive workplace can build a drug-free program in their workplace that will keep employees accountable and help them overcome the temptation of abusing drugs while they’re at work.

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Marijuana Legalization and the Workplace

California, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, and 26 other states and D.C. have passed marijuana legalization laws in some form. With other states and more expansive laws sure to come, how are employers going to test for and handle employees using marijuana? Continue reading “Marijuana Legalization and the Workplace” »

On-Site Employee Drug Testing: 4 Advantages

When you think of implementing a drug testing program at your workplace, you might balk at the logistics of having to send employees to get tested or setting up the appointments. However, sending your employees to a lab isn’t the only option for workplace drug testing. If you’re trying to decide on an effective workplace drug testing program, consider how on-site drug testing services would benefit your company.

Actually, on-site drug testing has quite a few advantages. Here are just a few:

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The Economics of Drug Testing

Sometimes, businesses understand the value of drug testing but hesitate when it comes time to make the investment. It’s true that implementing a drug testing program will cost your company up front. However, drug testing can save your company a lot of money in the long run, not to mention the non-financial aspects.

To demonstrate the true value of implementing drug-free policies, Test Smartly Labs will guide you through the ins and outs of drug-testing economics.

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How to Successfully Implement a Drug-Free Workplace Program

Implementing a drug-free workplace program can help clear up your employees might have about your workplace. These techniques and standards will involve and motivate your staff so that you can move toward an effective and successful program.

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Celebrate Red Ribbon Week to Support Your Teen Employees

 

As much as it’s essential for adult employees to be drug-free, but teen employees should also follow suit. This year, the Red Ribbon Week theme is “Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free.” Journeying drug-free through your teen and young adult years is essential to future success in being a drug-free adult. Red Ribbon Week is an important effort of pushing back against America’s drug epidemic, starting with young people. Continue reading “Celebrate Red Ribbon Week to Support Your Teen Employees” »

How Drugs Can Affect Your Heart’s Health

 

Many, if not all, illegal drugs can have adverse effects on your heart, including abnormal heart rate and even heart attacks. Injecting illegal drugs can lead to cardiovascular issues, like collapsed veins and bacterial infections of the blood vessels and heart valves. Continue reading “How Drugs Can Affect Your Heart’s Health” »

Why You Need a Professional Company for Your Workplace Drug Testing

Your company’s HR department might help you with many things, but you should leave employment drug testing to the professionals. While internal workplace drug testing may seem like a good idea, you could end up having major issues as time goes on; that’s why you need a professional drug testing company like Test Smartly Labs to conduct your workplace drug testing program.

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