Read the following scenario:
· Company Y is considering instituting a drug-free workplace policy along with mandatory drug testing for new hires. They are not fully convinced that such a policy is necessary and are cautious of the costs associated with implementing a new program. You have been contacted to possibly write the policy and later provide training to employees if Company Y decides to adopt your policy.
Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word report for Company Y that emphasizes the importance of a drug-free workplace and the possible cost saving benefits to the company. When suggesting policies to help promote a drug-free workplace, include the following:
· Discuss the prevalence of illicit and prescription drug users in the United States workforce.
· Assess the affect of drug abuse on absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover, theft, morale, and productivity.
Describe key characteristics and benefits associated with a drug-free workplace.