Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are necessary to any company that wishes to instill employee retention and client loyalty. Today, branding is less about the name of the company and more about the people who help you with your product or service. Individual names carry a great deal of power and clout with clients and your business, no matter how large, is comprised of these human assets. You must use drug and alcohol testing to make sure that they are clean and if they are not, you may use employee assistance programs to help them recover from their drug use. Workplace drug testing is expected when hiring new employees, but it must also be used on a regular basis in order to find any potentially weak members of your staff.
We know that drug testing and alcohol breathalyser tests are helpful, but what about employee assistance programs? Do they really accomplish their purpose every time and is it cost effective to use them? The answer is yes. EAPs are very helpful, not only in retaining client loyalty and in reducing employee turnaround, but also in facilitating a positive working environment for your staff. Companies that have a reputation for frequently firing their employees cause a great deal of stress on the jobsite…for everyone. It is unwise to facilitate stress in your workplace, because that leads to low productivity, stinginess with regard to work ethic, fearful interactions with clients, and most unattractive of all, desperation. Studies have shown that if your employees know that they always have a job, their desire to improve the value of the company increases. This is similar to a family which fosters unconditional love, no matter what type of behavior is exhibited. Correction may be given and new behavior must be learned, but the love remains and builds self confidence and trust within the children and between spouses. Drug and alcohol testing identifies the problem, employee assistance programs correct the problem, and the company grows from the added loyalty from the employed staff. It is a win-win-win situation.
CMM Technology strives to facilitate this process by delivering breathalyser tests, urine drug tests, and saliva drug tests to your home or workplace on a regular basis. Our Lion, Medix and Oraline testing supplies are helpful in small or bulk amounts. We even ship worldwide. Our experts are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have about workplace drug testing and supplies for your endeavours: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.
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