About webmaster

Here are my most recent posts

Consider Testing Fingernails When You Screen Your Employees

Have you ever thought about your employees’ fingernails? Not to see if they need a manicure, but to see if they’ve been doing anything illegal. Fingernail drug testing is actually one of the most accurate ways to run a drug test on employees. While many of our clients stick with the traditional urine or hair drug testing, fingernail testing is gaining traction.

Continue reading “Consider Testing Fingernails When You Screen Your Employees” »

Top 4 Stressors That Can Lead to Employee Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Many people begin using drugs and alcohol during times of stress, even if they don’t realize it. Humans aren’t naturally stressed so use easily turns into abuse. Taking a quick look at the top stress factors that lead to drug and alcohol abuse could help you, a co-worker or a loved one begin to find the root of the problem. Continue reading “Top 4 Stressors That Can Lead to Employee Alcohol & Drug Abuse” »

Primary Motivators for Employee Drug Testing

Drug users are in Kansas City, and they’re looking to hide their drug use from their employers. Simply put, you can’t afford not to have drug tests in this day and age.

In case you need some convincing, here are the primary drivers for drug testing that we’ve noticed as providers of workplace drug and alcohol testing.

Continue reading “Primary Motivators for Employee Drug Testing” »

Do You Suspect An Employee of Struggling with an Adderall Addiction?

Adderall addiction is more common than most employers realize. For some people, an Adderall addiction begins with a legitimate need for the drug in their childhood and grows into a problem. Other people develop an Adderall addiction in their effort to remain competitive in the workplace.

Regardless, addiction can be the means of destroying a healthy, balanced lifestyle and wreaking havoc on your workplace.

Continue reading “Do You Suspect An Employee of Struggling with an Adderall Addiction?” »

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.

Continue reading “Creating and Enforcing a Drug-Free Policy in Your Office” »

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:

Continue reading “On-Site Employee Drug Testing: 4 Advantages” »

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.

Continue reading “The Economics of Drug Testing” »