The seven deadly sins include anger, sloth, gluttony and other ill favored things. However, all of these have one thing in common: anyone who is out of their mind with stress and not getting what they need will exhibit any of these signs…almost as a cry for help. Anyone exhibiting signs of any of the seven deadly sins is showing that things are not right in their world, they are in pain, and they are seeking for a way out of their pain. The result is they often resort to some sort of bad habit, like substance abuse. A bad habit consists of anything which causes destruction to your innermost self, and alcohol and drug abuse certainly constitute these things.
In the workplace, screening test reveal which of your employees are abusing substances and which are clean. How often do you implement drug testing? Oral fluid drug tests and other drug test kits are good to use on a regularly schedule basis. Alcohol breathalyser devices are great for immediate help when an employee is behaving suspiciously on the jobsite. Signs of this include abnormal breathing, bloodshot eyes, flushed skin, belligerent or spacey behavior, rude or obnoxious demeanor, and lack of personal boundaries.
Slurred speech and false accusations are also signs of substance abuse.
AOD (alcohol and other drugs) has to be determined legitimately through screening tests, or the employee’s behavior is not scientifically relevant. Your manager may testify to their behavior, but until scientific data backs up their opinion, you are not leaving a proper paper trail to decrease company liability. It is necessary to make sure that you protect your company assets properly, or you are opening yourself up to potential lawsuits or breaches of employer conduct.
Paper trails always protect you.
As for the seven deadly sins, let’s just leave them to those who want those traits around them. Let them pass out of your business. Implement employee drug testing and use high quality drug test kits to make sure that you are letting the good employees stay and are allowing the bad employees to pass through. You know, like water through a sieve: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.