Creating a safe work environment for all employees can significantly increase retention. When employees feel safe and trusted, they’ll want to invest themselves into the organization and watch it become successful. Creating a safe and trusting work environment starts before the candidate is even hired. It’s important to have a complete background on the candidate’s history, education, and ability to perform the job. Implementing drug checks and background screens for new hires creates employer and employee peace of mind and continue to keep current employees safe and satisfied. The new hire will also clearly understand the company’s position on drug use know exactly what is expected on the first day, ensuring that your staff stays at top working condition.
Drug checks and background screening can also help keep organizations compliant. Whether you need to meet the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations, or you want to implement a drug-free work environment program, drug checks and background screening will create a complete candidate profile. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 67.9 percent of all adult illegal drug users are employed full or part time and many are binge and heavy alcohol users. Implementing drug and background screenings can reduce the risk of hiring unsafe or dangerous employees.
The cost of abstaining from drug and background screening services can be severe. Not only does it increase turnover in bad hires, but also in long term employees who no longer feel safe or satisfied with the work environment. Other costs employers have faced were lower productivity, higher absenteeism, and worker’s compensation claims after accidents or injuries.
BirdDogHR Drug and Background Screening Services provide organizations with an automated and streamlined process to conduct pre-hire testing. All results from the drug check and screening services feeds directly into the BirdDogHR Recruitment and Applicant Tracking System, so you are able to compare candidate profiles and results without ever leaving the system. Your work environment will be safe, keeping employees satisfied and feeling trusted.