What do your employees do while they are on break? You can probably guess some of the regular activities: smoking, getting some coffee, grabbing a snack, gossiping with a coworker, etc. However, if they are downing booze or puffing on a joint, you probably would not know where to look for their favorite hangout spots. Each employee takes a break, thinks of something they will be doing later on that day, plans ahead a little bit, and then gets back to the daily grind.
Marijuana breaks do more than obscenely violate your company policy concerning no drugs in the workplace. They stretch the break time over longer and longer periods over time. They distort your employee’s perspective on how much work they have accomplished and on how much left they have to do. They sometimes produce visible effects and therefore compromise your business’s relations with your clientele or customer base. They lower inhibitions, causing employees to talk down to each other or disrespect each other without necessarily even knowing that they are doing so.
It creates a big mess that you, as the owner, have to then clean up. Coworker disputes resulting from marijuana breaks also falls into your list of daily tasks. It is so much easier to just ban the behavior to begin with. Of course, you will need to make sure that everyone is following procedure, so you will need to make sure that your drug screening program is operational and regularly implemented. That is where Mediscreen comes in.
Mediscreen brings onsite drug testing to you no matter where your company locations are in Australia.
Alcohol and drug testing can seem like a long involved process where you have to coordinate all of your employees and make sure that you get all of their test results back in. However, when you hire Mediscreen, things are under control. Fitness and wellness testing is also available from us, in addition to our onsite services. Mediscreen is here for you while you try to sort out the marijuana breakers and the regular smokers. Whenever you are ready to implement your drug testing program, call Mediscreen today: (+61) 1300 79 70 40.