Employers design drug-free workplace programs to protect their businesses from the impact of drug abuse. Pre-employment drug testing helps prevent the hiring of individuals who abuse drugs and is most often performed as a part of the job application process.
Because every business and workforce is unique, each employer should make a careful determination about the program elements that are most beneficial for their workplace.
According to research nearly 7 percent of adults employed full time and 9 percent of those employed part time currently use illegal drugs. Drug testing can help to improve employee morale and productivity while decreasing absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover and theft.