How to introduce drug testing to your workplace

An employer is faced with many tough decisions, especially in this challenging economic time. One way in which employers keep their business afloat is to cut costs and expenditures. In order for a business to thrive, its employees must be sober and stable. The overall health and well being of all the employees is essential for the smooth operation of a company. If employees are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they become liabilities for the company and increase costs for the company.

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How to Handle On-the-Clock Drug Use

Although the signs of on-the-clock drug use can be similar to off-the-clock abuse — such as increased moodiness, excessive weight loss, poor work performance, and argumentative behaviors — handling drug use at the workplace is a different process.

When an employee engages in drug use when on-the-clock, they put their coworkers, clients, and customers at risk, posing medical, financial, and legal liabilities to your company. Worried that one of your workers is unfit for duty do to drug use? Here’s how to proceed.

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Employers: Are You Testing Employees for Drugs and Alcohol?

Remembering to feed the dog, straighten your tie, print the report for the meeting, and get to work on time can be enough some days. So trying to remember which of your employees needs a drug test can just about put you over the edge. Small to medium-sized business, especially, have a lot to juggle when it comes to human resources and managing everything that falls under that umbrella. Luckily, Test Smartly Labs makes the drug and alcohol testing piece of things much easier for you and your employees. Continue reading “Employers: Are You Testing Employees for Drugs and Alcohol?” »

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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