After a candidate has aced their interview to join your company, they should be screened for drug and alcohol abuse to ensure you hire only the best and the safest candidates for the job. Join the ranks of many Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and school districts in vetting your employees thoroughly before they join your team.
By including pre-employment drug and alcohol screenings as a part of your hiring process, you can help prevent the following problems that often occur with substance abuse in the workplace, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD):
Premature death / fatal accidents
Increase injury and accident rates
Absenteeism and taking additional sick leave
If your company employs individuals that have to use extra caution or handle sensitive information, Mid-Iowa Occupational Testing pre-employment screenings will help you determine the best candidate for the job. There are many positions where employees should be screened very thoroughly, including the following:
Working with children, adult patients, or the elderly
Handling money, including managing credit card or payment information
Handling confidential data, including but not limited to account numbers, social security numbers, and HIPPA data
Working with expensive technology or equipment
Prevent Substance-Based Conflicts at Your Business
In addition to potential direct consequences of drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace like decreased performance and unplanned absences, hiring employees without pre-screening them can have other costly consequences down the road.
Individuals who use abuse drugs and alcohol may cause conflict with other employees or damage your client relationships by missing meetings or acting erratically. Utilizing drug testing in your workplace can help minimize potential lawsuits, higher insurance premiums, and negative client interactions. For your convenience, Mid-Iowa Occupational Testing offers onsite testing services—contact us today to set up drug and alcohol screenings at your workplace.