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Thursday, March 18 2021
Why Should Your Staffing Agency Invest in Drug Screening?

Throughout Texas and nationwide, staffing agencies give companies the candidates they need to thrive. They help to fill short- and long-term positions, with the most sought-after firms going out of their way to supply the best employees around.


With that, we have to ask: Has your staffing company invested in a comprehensive drug screening program? This article will explore the benefits of using drug screening kits to test your staff, and increase performance, safety, and productivity as a result.


Benefits of Drug Screening for Texas Staffing Agencies 

The benefits of screening your team members are expansive. Testing staffing agency employees and applicants for drugs will help reduce the risk of making a hiring mistake, cultivate a safer work environment, and enhance your firm’s reputation.


It’s no secret that recruitment companies rely on their reputation to build their clientele. You wouldn’t want to violate anyone’s trust by recommending a candidate with a substance abuse problem. This is precisely where an agency-wide drug screening program may come in.


Additional benefits of staffing agency drug screening include:


  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Higher productivity
  • Better morale
  • Fewer accidents and injuries


So, to ensure a safe and productive workplace, why not develop a comprehensive drug screening program? The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence reports that 70% of the 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed—but your agency doesn’t have to be the one to employ them.


What Do Drug Screening Kits Include?

The needs of staffing agencies may vary. For this reason, most drug testing companies offer a range of screening kits that generally include:


  • Oral/saliva drug test kits

Easy-to-manage and practical, with fast results, these tests are completed in five to 10 minutes with 99% accuracy. The employee simply inserts the test swab into their mouth before pushing it into the kit.


  • Urine cup drug test kits

Simple to utilize, and just as quick and accurate as oral drug testing, the employee will privately urinate in a cup, seal the lid, and pass the kit back to the technician. Urine cup drug testing is a popular way to screen for marijuana.


  • Urine dip card drug test kits

Urine dip card drug tests are cost-efficient—not to mention a practical tool for pre-employment screening. This is a 12 CLIA Waived solution with 99% accuracy, with each strip that is attached to the urine dip card dedicated to a specific drug.


All three of the abovementioned solutions are perfectly viable, but dip card or panel drug tests are especially beneficial for staffing agencies. This is because they can screen for many harmful drugs simultaneously. for San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Austin Staffing Agencies

The verdict is in, and screening your staffing agency team members for drugs should be a priority rather than an afterthought. Statistics show that drug abuse costs employers a remarkable $81 billion per year, but again, this doesn’t have to be you.


So, set up your drug screening program today, with the goal of protecting your agency, clients, and staff. Most providers work with organizations across many industries, including:


  • Retail staffing agencies
  • Healthcare staffing agencies
  • IT staffing agencies
  • Accounting and administrative staffing agencies
  • Call center staffing agencies
  • Manufacturing and industrial staffing agencies


It’s worth noting that a number of drug screening kit suppliers are also issuing COVID-19 tests at this time. To appeal to clients further—and reassure their employees—we recommend that staffing agencies invest in COVID-19 screening for their staff as well.


Is your staffing agency interested in working with Redstar Backgrounds and to develop a custom screening program? Please contact us for details, or to set up a free consultation. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.

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