There is a significant importance of employee drug testing in organizations. Drug abuse problems are found out by this test. Employee productivity, professionalism are supported by maintaining a drug free environment and absenteeism, addiction related crimes, accidents and injuries are prevented by the drug free environment. Addiction is avoided by conducting pre-employment and random employee drug testing and safe and productive work environment is ensured by it. There are many advantages, such as:
Safe work place: Work environment will be free from any form of addiction related crimes, injuries, and accidents, if employee drug testing is conducted by the organizations. Safety at job is increased by employee drug testing and safe and secure environment is maintained. Addicted persons joining the organization, who spoil the working the environment, can be prevented by conducting the pre employment test.
Improvement in quality of work and productivity: It is important for employee productivity and professional environment for any organization or establishment of business. Employee productivity is reduced and negative traits and unprofessional behavior is encouraged by drug use. A healthier working environment is led by detecting drug abuse among present and future employees. Productivity and quality of work will be improved by healthier working environment.
Reduces the health costs: Because of drug use, employee is affected from sudden mood swings and irrational behavior which results in work place accidents. The drug addicted employees are eliminated by the drug testing and system is cleaned by this. So in this way, it helps to be free from such employees to save the significant amount of money which is given by employer for health insurance premiums. Health costs are saved by the company towards medical treatments of such employees due to accidents.
There are many advantages of conducting drug tests in organizations. It helps to have safe work environment and increases the productivity.