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How to handle suspicion of drug and alcohol abuse

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in Centerpiece,Employment Law,Human Resources

drunk employeeSince drug and alcohol abuse is rampant in today’s society, it just follows that managers will likely encounter employees with those problems that carry over to the workplace.

Proper handling can leave room for a good worker to return to top form, but it’s important to proceed carefully, deliberately, and without favoritism.

Know your role

You should, of course, be familiar with your organization’s policies regarding drugs and alcohol and convey this information to workers, but your job doesn’t stop there. As a front-line manager, your most important role is to monitor and manage on-the-job performance.

You may be quite sure that one of your employees has a problem with drugs and alcohol off the job. You may even feel comfortable giving the worker support and advice on how to tackle the problem. But other people can also fulfill those roles.

 Only you, however, can document and manage performance issues that ar...(register to read more)

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