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” »

Ten Tips for Motivating Employees

Staff morale is more complicated to measure than sales but the morale in your office is essential to the success of your organization. The mental wellbeing and satisfaction of your staff are important for your business because unhappy employees have a higher chance of being unproductive.

If you do not address the issue of unmotivated employees early on, your business may incur costs later due to high turnover and inefficiency. Motivating your employees is not necessarily expensive. Learn how to apply basic principles of motivation to your workplace. Continue reading “Ten Tips for Motivating Employees” »

DOT Four-Opioid Panel Testing Rule Finalized

Last fall, the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) made a final ruling on the proposed rules to include opioids in their drug testing panel for safety-sensitive employees. The proposal went into effect on January 1st of this year. What does this mean for employees who must abide by DOT regulations?  Continue reading “DOT Four-Opioid Panel Testing Rule Finalized” »

How to Host a Successful Fall Health Fair

If you’re a Kansas City employer, you know what fall means. We’re not just talking about football games and bonfires. Open enrollment is just around the corner. One way to kick off the season is an employee health fair. Health fairs can educate employees on wellness tips and encourage them to take steps toward preventive and/or diagnostic care. If you’re interested in hosting a health fair for your employees, here are a few recommendations: Continue reading “How to Host a Successful Fall Health Fair” »

Overcoming Procrastination in the Workplace

Procrastination can be the ultimate enemy of your company. When an employee drags their feet on accomplishing a task, it can negatively harm productivity. However, procrastination may be more than just a bad habit. There are several different factors that can lead to procrastination and there are several ways to fix the issue.  Continue reading “Overcoming Procrastination in the Workplace” »

How to Address Absenteeism

Our last post, Absenteeism in the Workplace: A Modern Menace, noted the causes and consequences of frequent absenteeism in the office. Here are some more tips for you if you’re trying to monitor the absentee rates at your workplace. We’ll also share some advice for handling absent employees. Continue reading “How to Address Absenteeism” »

Absenteeism in the Workplace: A Modern Menace

Absenteeism is commonly defined as the regular or intermittent absence from work which may either be habitual or intentional. This phenomenon can be a major problem for any company or business. Although every employer knows that employees will miss a certain number of work days, excessive absenteeism at work is a major issue. Continue reading “Absenteeism in the Workplace: A Modern Menace” »

Choosing the Right Panels For Your Company’s Drug Testing Program

Employees can be a company’s greatest asset–or the greatest liability. Average employers actually pay twice their employees’ salary in taxes, benefits, and training costs. The cost of replacing a salaried employee is equivalent to six to nine months of their pay. Employees are valuable investments that need to be looked after. One of the best ways to protect and provide for your workforce investment is with drug testing services. Let’s take a look at drug testing options for businesses in the greater Kansas City area:

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What Can Employers Do to Encourage a Drug-Free Workplace?

If you’re an employer focused on the well-being of your employees, there are a few steps you can take. One step is implementing a drug-free program in your workplace. If you’re curious about how a drug-free program can help your office, let Test Smartly Labs give you some ideas! Continue reading “What Can Employers Do to Encourage a Drug-Free Workplace?” »

Suicidal Thoughts Linked to Illegal Drug Use: What Can Employers Do?

Test Smartly Labs knows how much employers care for the mental and physical health of their employees. As an employer, did you know that illegal drug use can adversely affect a person’s mental wellbeing as much as their physical welfare?

A 2014 study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) concluded that adults who abuse illegal drugs have higher rates of suicidal thoughts than non-users. SAMHSA concluded, from data collected in their 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, that drug use has a very serious negative impact on an abuser’s mental health.

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