The Department of Labor reports,
“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 can include drug or alcohol testing. Each can help you put your best foot forward when it comes to new employees and building a strong team.
Enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for drug abuse up front sets an expectation amongst your employees of the type of workplace you intend to maintain.
It also helps you weed out employees who would be disastrous hires. If an employee cannot produce a negative drug test, you’re at risk of higher absenteeism, increased medical claims, higher risk of theft and less productivity and revenue. Furthermore, statistics show drug-free workers stick around longer, boosting your return rates and maximizing the return on the time invested in training.
Drug users tend to avoid applying for jobs in workplaces with strict drug testing policies, including pre-employment screens. To protect your business, give us a call to develop the Pre-Employment Screening plan best for you.