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Why Your Business Should Have Employee Testing

employee alcohol testingTrust and confidentiality between you and your employees means everything to a business owner. For the most part, once you’ve chosen quality employees, you typically don’t have to think about drug testing. However, sometimes incidents at work can cause owners to think twice about it. Testing employees for drugs and alcohol might seem awkward to bring up to your employees, but it actually benefits your business in the long run. Here’s why:

It ensures that quality work is being done. Employees that are impaired are not focused on their work. They could overlook crucial steps that can in turn produce a product that is not up to the quality standards of your business. Customers, both loyal and new, know when work isn’t quality and when to take their business elsewhere.

It can lower overall costs. Having sick employees means more time off and more medical charges. This then can affect productivity, employment turn over, and your bottom line. Having healthy employees not only makes a happier workplace, but a more productive and resourceful one!

It increases safety in the workplace. Employees that are impaired can be a hazard to other employees or customers. This is especially true if your business uses heavy machinery or tools. Be sure to review common safety practices frequently and make sure employees are aware of conditions in their environment.

Testing your employees is a proactive step to cut unnecessary costs and prevent liability concerns. What’s great is that work place screenings, such as employee alcohol testing, are easier to do than you think. Contact OccWell for more information on drug, alcohol and other wellness screenings today!

How an Employee’s Alcoholism Impacts Your Business

employee alcohol testingEveryone has a life outside of work, and employers are typically uninterested in meddling with their staffs’ private lives. However, there are some life choices that bleed over into a person’s work life and can have a negative effect on your company. In the case of alcoholism, it’s absolutely your business to know which employees are not arriving to work sober and to take disciplinary action as needed.

Frequent Tardiness or Absences

One of the most common reasons for ordering employee alcohol testing through OCC Well is frequent tardiness or absences on the part of one or more employees. Alcoholism often makes people too sick to get to work on time or to attend work at all due to hangovers the next morning. Sometimes alcoholics have even started drinking again in the morning and lose track of time.

Lack of Focus

Even when an alcoholic isn’t currently imbibing, he or she will be jittery, ill, and eager for the next drink. That means when your employee is at the office, he or she is unfocused, and the work might get sloppy. He or she will take longer to complete assignments and the quality of the work may no longer be up to the same level it once was. You’ll be paying for an employee who’s not living up to potential.

Rudeness to Customers and Co-Workers

Alcoholism affects a person’s emotional state. It leads to more irritability and lashing out at those around the person — and when at work, that means at your other employees and your customers. A single negative act can lose your company an account.

Ask an OCC Well representative for more information on holding regular alcohol testing at your place of business. Because we can arrive in our mobile lab, we won’t interrupt the business’ daily operations or make it obvious to visiting clients what’s going on. Contact us now to arrange a testing.