For this post, we are going to focus on the latter – hiring strategy – and more specifically, drug testing. A drug testing policy is vital for any business, to help ensure that those you hire are safe and sober, and that your employees remain that way once hired. Implementing a drug testing policy can be tough, so here are MYB’s five steps to creating a successful policy for drug testing your employees: 1) Examine your needs Before investing in a drug testing program for your workplace, first identify the drug abuse risk in your organization. Have you noticed a decrease in productivity,–an increase in absenteeism, or accidents by your employees? Are your insurance and workers claims costs soaring? Consider the specific areas it is that you want to improve with a drug testing policy, and that’s your starting point. 2) Understand the law Some state and federal laws can make setting up an employee drug testing program difficult, so make sure you know your stuff. If necessary, get your legal team involved and ensure you’re not putting your company at risk. 3) Get help No one knows more about drug screening policies and programs than a pre-employment screening company, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. They will be able to help you create a thorough, effective and affordable testing policy for your company, leaving you free to focus on sustaining and increasing business. 4) Process With the above done, it’s time to create the actual process. Again, this is where an employment screening company is going to help. The process needs to involve getting employee consent, written policy, legal issues and HR processes. If you’re a beginner, this is what’s really going to help you get to know what a drug screening program is all about. 5) Specifics So now we’re down to the specifics. What type of test are you going to perform? What’s the company and legal process if a test result is positive? Or negative? How are you notifying current employees about the drug screening program? How are you integrating it into your current hiring strategy? Once again, a professional screening company can really take the load off with this stage of the policy and implementation. Ready to get started? So those are our five tips, and we hope this helps you to understand what a drug screening policy is all about. If you’re ready to get started, or you have more questions about drug screening, feel free to get in touch. We’ll be happy to help!]]>
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