Testing job applicants for drug use as a part of the pre-screening process and while it’s a highly debated subject, it is a rather common occurrence among temporary staffing agencies.
Drug screening is used by a growing number of corporations and staffing agencies from manufacturing to retail to hospitality to CNA staffing agencies.
No matter what type of organization wants to set up a drug testing program, Confirm BioSciences can help. We carry popular drug testing products used by many staffing agencies including urine, hair and saliva test kits, instant and laboratory test kits and even test kits for synthetic drugs.
However, we don’t just have the products to help staffing agencies with their drug testing needs, we also have excellent customer service and we can help any job staffing agency create a comprehensive drug testing program that’s perfect for them.
Temporary Staffing Agencies We Work With Include
- Light Industrial Staffing Agencies
- Retail Staffing Agencies
- IT and Technical Staffing Agencies
- Accounting Staffing Agencies
- Administrative Staffing Agencies
- Call Center/ Customer Care Staffing Agencies
- Financial Staffing Agencies
- Medical Staffing Agencies
- And More
Temporary work agency and consulting firms provide employees in many different fields to companies that need to fill vacancies in their various departments either temporarily or permanently, or that require a knowledgeable expert to help them with their area of expertise.
Why Do Employee Agencies and Consulting Firms Drug Test?
Drug testing is an integral part of maintaining a safe and productive workplace environment. That is true for all industries, including on demand professional staffing.
Alcohol and drug use among employees and their family members can be an expensive problem for businesses, with issues ranging from lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries, fatalities, theft and low employee morale, to an increase in health care, legal liabilities and workers’ compensation costs. And the numbers back this up.
The impact of alcoholism and drug dependence in the workplace often focuses on four major issues:
- Premature death/fatal accidents
- Injuries/accident rates
- Absenteeism/extra sick leave
- Loss of production
Did you know that, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence:
- Workers with alcohol problems were 2.7 times more likely than workers without drinking problems to have injury-related absences
- 70% of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed
- Marijuana is the most commonly used and abused illegal drug by employees, followed by cocaine, with prescription drug use steadily increasing
When you are responsible for supplying employees to your clients, you need to be absolutely sure that you can count on those people. A staffing firm’s entire reputation is based on the quality of the candidates that it provides. Their clients are relying on them to send reliable, qualified candidates who can perform the tasks required of them and who can be counted on to show up on time and ready to work. If they are sending people who abuse drugs, at best they will have wasted their client’s time and at worst, they may cause harm to their client’s company.
What Kind of Drug Tests Should Temporary Staffing Agencies and Consulting Firms Perform?
As they will likely be working with a limited budget for drug testing, staffing and consulting firms should employ either instant or laboratory testing for pre-employment screening. Whether a firm chooses instant or laboratory testing will depend on whether or not they have facilities to perform urine collections on-site or they would have to send potential candidates to a lab for collection.
Many temporary staffing companies have safety departments that are committed to providing a safe work environment. We are happy to work with you and your safety departments to make sure that our tests are tailored to your specific needs.