I test my employees in a tight labor market?
Good help is hard to find so why would you want to
make it harder to find workers by drug testing applicants?
And why would you want to risk losing your current employees by
testing them too?
Many companies ask this
question, and rightfully so. The answer, as we see it, is
to always test -- regardless of the job market. Here's
why: In a tight labor market, especially, you want to make sure
that you're getting the best employees that you can. The
employees that you have working for you can make all the
difference in the world.
Individuals who abuse drugs
and alcohol will look for employment with companies who do not
test. So if your company does not test,, what kind of employees do you
end up with? Most likely, those who weren't able to secure
a job elsewhere. Do you want those types of individuals representing your business and interacting with your most
valued asset: your customer? Drug and alcohol testing
programs help you attract and secure higher quality employees,
rather than applicants who have been passed over by other businesses.
smaller businesses in particular, one serious accident or one
troubled employee can lead to a significant negative impact on
your business. The cost of
one employee's alcohol or drug abuse problem can be devastating.
IHSN develops simple, effective drug testing programs that can
help even the smallest employer protect themselves from the potential liabilities of
substance abusing employees.
to IHSN's Drug Testing Essentials