Many businesses are losing much money on a daily basis because their employees are using drugs either in their homes or on the Job. This is the major reason for the development of tests that are designed to check the use of drugs in the workplace. However, an objective observer will be quick to notice that the future of drug testing is mobile drug testing. The major reason for this trend is that it is usually cost intensive for business to conduct tests at an offsite.
The reason cited by most companies is that they find it expensive to take their employees to test centers. The company will be forced to pay transportation costs and will have to be responsible for the cost of other logistics. In addition, when workers are being transported to a test center the whole day may become wasted such that there is no meaningful production activity in the company that day.
Another point is that no one can predict when accidents can occur. If an automobile accident should occur when the company is transporting its workers to a test center, the company may have some serious issues. The first issue will be dealing with providing compensation to the wounded while the second issue will be dealing with lawsuits and negative publicity.
If on the other hand, employees are told to go and submit themselves for the test, many of them will result to absenteeism because they will not show up on time. In fact, most of them will see it as an opportunity to go carry out some other activities. This is also a great waste of company time. Other may even inflate their expenses to and from the test center if the company is to pay such expenses.
The reasons enumerated above are some of the reasons that make most companies prefer mobile tests to the traditional tests. For instance, instead of them transporting their workers to the test center, the test agency will come down to the company facility to conduct the test. This ensures that the company does not have to bear transportation costs.
Additionally, conducting the test on the site ensures that valuable company time that is meant for production is not wasted. This is because the only workers that will need to leave their duty posts are those that are to be tested while the others can continue their jobs. Thus, the company will not lag in reaching its production targets.
You can also be sure that the test companies can come and perform the tests without drawing undue attention. This is will be beneficial if you want to conduct a random test of if you only want to test a few number of employees. Being discrete ensures that the employees that you test are not marked as suspected drug users or addicts by the others.
In addition, you can always send the test results to a laboratory for the detailed analysis so that the results can be confirmed. However, as strange as it may sound, some companies are still sticking with the traditional test methods. Yet a certain fact is that it will not be long before they deduce that the future of drug testing is mobile drug testing.