It’s time to begin planning your company’s next employee drug screening, and you may be feeling overwhelmed. To effectively coordinate and implement company-wide testing – whether your company is comprised of two employees or 200 – is no easy task.
Fortunately, there’s help. By using the right provider, you can plan for a smooth, pain-free drug screening process.
Use this checklist to ensure your provider is in the position to help – not hinder – your efforts.
□ Is employee drug screening their main focus?
Would you go to Kentucky Fried Chicken for a burger? How about your local grocery store for a new pair of slacks? Of course not, and employee drug screening is no different. It’s important to use a provider who is entirely focused on drug screening services. When your employee’s health and safety is on the line – as well as your company’s liability and reputation – using anyone but an expert could spell disaster.
□ Do they offer 24/7 availability and support?
Most health clinics operate Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 6 PM. But what if you suspect an employee of working under the influence during atypical office hours? If your business works outside of typical office hours, your ability to test when you need to is severely limited, and may result in potentially negative consequences for your business. Partnering with a testing provider that offers a 24/7 support team for scheduling, collections and results means you’re protected no matter what time it is.
□ Are the technicians certified in quality-control?
Quality control is a critical aspect of employee drug screening. Ensure your provider employs certified technicians that are dedicated to quality control. Otherwise, technician incompetence could subject you to lawsuits and unlawful termination proceedings.
When you can “check” all three of the above, you can also “check” one more:
□ A pain-free drug screening process!