Drug Users Impact Quality and Productivity
Beyond higher absenteeism, accident rates, workers compensation and turnover costs, one of the often forgotten impacts of employing a drug user is the affect they can have on quality and productivity. Beyond the immediate financial impact of reduced quality and productivity, there is also the long term risk of losing market share to a competitor providing a better product or service. If that happens, the estimated $7,000 to $10,000 cost appears small in comparison.
75% of drug users are employed. By Department of Justice estimates, there are at least 26 million employees using illegal drugs.
When you hire a drug user, you may also be hiring increased healthcare costs, absenteeism and accidents, and many times an in-house drug dealer.