Employees who abuse drugs have become a major pest to employers in Texas. Though firing them may seem appropriate, considering the economic crisis situation, employers should, consider taking them to drug and, rehabilitation centers. Doing this will, enable them to:
1. Boost their productivity
Addicted employees can, bring down the productivity in their places of employment. This may come about due to the bad symptoms that may accompany an addiction. Addicts with time become weakened by the substances they are abusing, and so they cannot deliver, according to the expectations of their employers’. Therefore, they end up under performing and thus short changing their employers in the long run. However, these addicted employees can, boost their productivity by undergoing rehabilitative treatment. These employees can, become healthier emotionally and, physically. As a result of this process they can, become responsive and, perform their duties well, hence increasing productivity, thus drawing profits to the company.
2. Attain job satisfaction.
Drug addiction can, be a challenge to all employees in a company. It is, therefore, possible for supervisors to become drug addicts and in turn, negatively impact numerous departments of the company. However, if their employers decide to take them to rehabilitation centers, they will, start to conduct themselves appropriately and, manage others efficiently. This will, ensure job satisfaction.
3. Cut on their rehiring costs
The burden that comes with a missing employee can be felt by other employees who can, under perform in the process. Finding a new employee can, also, come at a high cost. Employees can, be subjected to separation costs, training costs and, vacancy announcement costs when they lose an employee. These costs can, be significantly higher than the amount needed to rehabilitate an addicted employee.
4. Enhance their moral duty as employers
Legally, employers should, not fire employees with serious health issues. They can, avoid unnecessary fines or, law suits by simply rehabilitating their employees.
5. Enhance their employees’ company loyalty
Employees who have been subjected to drug or, alcohol rehab litation can, show some level of loyalty to their employers. This can, help prevent damaging consequences that companies may face as a result of rogue employees. These employees may interact better with clients and, as a result, enhance the companies’ reputation. They may not physically return the money the company used on them, but, they will, reward their employer with increased productivity.
6. Capitalize on the short recovery times
Rehabilitated employees can, resume work after a short period of time. Treatment in residential centers can, take up to four weeks. This can, be a relatively short time as compared to time spent when hiring new workers. Independent of the high cost, the time taken to advertise jobs, interview and, train new employees can, be significantly higher. Employers who rehabilitate their employees only have to deal with these short recovery periods and, get good returns in the long run.
In summary, taking an addicted employee to a rehabilitation center is of benefit ,both to the company and, employee alike. Therefore, because the decision to take an employee for, rehabilitation rests solely on the employer’s, they should, consider it so as to gain from the numerous outcomes associated with rehabilitation.