The High Cost of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Drug addiction is not only harmful but expensive too. Actually, it’s not called “addiction” anymore. Substance use disorder is an all-too-common reason for the deterioration of workplace performance and affects the overall productivity and profit of the business. Each year, drug use disorders cost workplaces millions of dollars due to reduced productivity and additional healthcare [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|Drugs|Comments Off on The High Cost of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

We won’t call the cops, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem.

Occasionally, our clients ask if a positive drug test results in trouble with the law. No, we don’t call the police, but that doesn’t mean all is well. Sometimes an individual tests positive for cocaine or some other illegal drug. Are we obligated to turn the person in? Thankfully, no. We’re not trained in law [...]

Pot cards for everyone!

The headline of an August 9 article on reads, “Chicago Opens First Marijuana Clinic, Despite Total Lack of Actual Legal Marijuana.” The Illinois medical marijuana law kicks in January 1, 2014. The law lists [tippy title =”40 specific conditions”] cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, [...]

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Time matters.

How did it get so late so soon? ~ Dr. Seuss Your time matters. Your employees’ time matters. Productivity is about making the best use of available time, and non-productive employees cost the company money and create friction with those who use their time wisely. What causes low productivity? You know your company best, so your list [...]

We’re like family. No problems here.

Small business owners know their people very well. Or do they? A second-generation owner of a contracting company told me recently about a driver of his who was drug tested following a fender bender a few years ago. The owner was shocked to learn that this trusted employee, with the company for years,  tested positive [...]