drug-and-alcohol-testing

October 13, 2014

Bringing Out The Best

If you are looking for the solutions for all of your company problems, we don’t have them. In fact, you are not likely to find more than two or four solutions from any one source. You dabble a little here, and you experiment a little there, and the result is that you have a good foundation in some things, and a weak foundation in a few other things, but you generally know what you are doing at any point in your life.

Bringing out the best in yourself, really focusing on what you are and who you are, is a talented gift, and it means that you must fully understand what you don’t know, what you are weak in, and that you must be willing to be uncomfortable with the weaknesses and so comfortable with your strengths that you build them higher and higher. Just being a well rounded person is great, but being the best in something generally leads to a very unbalanced life. By fully acknowledging both your strengths and your weaknesses, you bring yourself into alignment with the forces of growth and perspective and personality and strength. There is a fear in everyone that, if they rely upon other people, then they will be subject to the weakest link in the chain. This is not true.

The weakest link in any chain is you. If you are doing everything that you are supposed to do, and that is only your business, then you are setting yourself up for success. You are taking responsibility for your own actions, rather than burdening yourself with what anyone else may or may not do. Even if they fail you, it is still their responsibility to take care of it.

Mediscreen is accredited to AS 4308, and helps your business focus on its own affairs, rather than getting bogged down with what all of your competitors may or may not be up to. We are NATA accredited for onsite drug screening. Mediscreen helps you to get on your feet and stay on your feet at all times. Onsite drug and alcohol testing is part of high quality drug testing in Australia. To bring drug screening to your worksite, and bring out the best in your business.

This article has been taken from : http://www.mediscreen.net.au/bringing-out-the-best/

Say Yes to Waiting

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Some of us are very good at waiting, particularly if we have held onto a dream or a particular desire for a long time. We have become accustomed to waiting, and so it is no difficulty to wait a little bit longer. However, some of us are just crazy when we have to wait. Usually, these are the people who are good at getting things done, are never at a loss for words or something to fix a problem, and who are doers rather than thinkers or talkers.

Of course, there are times when you may use waiting as an excuse, but more often than not, you are simply not ready, emotionally, psychologically, or the timing just isn’t right in your mind, and so waiting is still a good default position to take if you are unsure about something.

Waiting is a very good tolerance to have when you are a schedule oriented person and things don’t turn out exactly like you would like for them to turn out. You may be rather obsessed about keeping to your schedule, but there are times when waiting is good, and it may be a chance for you to get something else done (or to relax and catch your breath) while you are waiting, perhaps less than patiently.

At work, you have to put up with a lot of hurry-up-and-wait situations if you have to depend upon other people who are less ambitious or simply less obviously active than you are. If you have methodical team members, you may be the go-and-get-it guy and other members of your team may comprise of the thoughtful creative and the ambitiously cautious sides of the equation. Everyone is needed, but you may understand your strengths a little better now.

If you find one or more of your employees behaving in a suspiciously impatient manner, such as being jittery, ultra high energy for hours on time, and unable to focus clearly, they may be under the influence of illicit drugs while at work. This is a dangerous situation which requires your immediate attention. Mediscreen provides your company with NATA accredited medical testing, using our extensive drug testing knowledgebase, and our high quality customer service. If you are looking for onsite drug testing and alcohol for your own business.

This article has been taken from : http://www.mediscreen.net.au/say-yes-to-waiting/

October 9, 2014

Traveling and Drug Abuse

When you send employees out on business trips, you can in no way guarantee that they will abstain from alcohol or illicit drugs while they are meeting with clients or right before doing so. It is, therefore, of primary importance to think of new and creative ways of keeping tabs on them.

One of the best ways in which you can do this is to contact clients, one by one, right after meeting with your employees. If a pattern begins to emerge about their behavior, then it would show up clearly and it would be soon enough following the incident that your clients would be more likely to complain, anyway.

If you are traveling away from your business, on the other hand, then you would do well to leave someone in charge who has some experience with drug testing and who understands the various ramifications of abusing substances while at work. This person would more likely to be on watch for this sort of thing than just your regular average Joe. Also, this person would perhaps recognize the signs better than someone who has less experience with these matters.

When separate from your employees, you obviously cannot observe them directly, but you can make sure that your business uses certain controls to determine that things went well and that business is still on track, which is the whole point of using drug testing in the first place. You cannot change or help what you do not know is going on. For more information on workplace drug testing, you might consider calling Mediscreen, a leading collection agency in Australia.

We provide our onsite drug testing services to businesses all over Australia. If your workplace drug testing is handled by another company, consider if they provide onsite services. Mediscreen specializes in onsite AOD testing screening, not to mention the fact that we are NATA accredited to AS4308 and AS4760. Workplace drug testing does not have to be as hard as some companies make it out to be. It can be simple, easy, effective, and mobile. Whether you travel between sites or just have one business location, Mediscreen can test all of your employees easily and safely.

This article has been taken from : http://www.mediscreen.net.au/traveling-and-drug-abuse/

October 8, 2014

Good Intentions versus Good Actions

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You have heard the phrase, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” It is meant to describe situations in which people meant to do something good and productive, but allowed themselves to be sidetracked and led astray from the topic or situation at hand. Of course, it is not very often that we think of distraction as an active choice, but it is one. When we allow our attention to waver all of the time, instead of focusing upon that which makes us stronger, better, or upon that which makes us more productive, then we are considered “ditzy” or “flighty” or some other derogatory word.

Napoleon Hill, the great author of Think and Grow Rich, has described an ounce of action as being worth a pound of intention. If we act upon our intention and actually follow through, then we create a habit of success. If, however, we make our intention so unrealistically high that we are never able to act upon it and succeed, then we are creating a habit of failure.

Hill advises his apprentices to make it easy to succeed, but to always act upon our intentions.

Now, at work, we have all been in the position where we “meant to get something done” but there were so many other things which needed to get done, as well, that it was overlooked or delayed. This is a good example of a boss getting mad at his secretary because she seemed to be too incompetent to handle a simple task, when she was really focusing on a great number of other simple tasks first.

When it comes to employee drug testing, an ounce of action really is worth a pound of intention.

So, now that you’re all excited about the possibility of implementing new employee drug and alcohol testing procedures and are so very eager to get started, let’s begin with the company which will help you. Mediscreen, a leading mobile drug and alcohol testing in Australia, will come to your business, screen your employees, store their records onsite, and leave your business in peace. That is the kind of quality service you can expect from us. In addition to that, Mediscree has been NATA accredited for medical testing, and we are currently serving more businesses than ever.

This article has been taken from : http://www.mediscreen.net.au/good-intentions-versus-good-actions/

October 7, 2014

The Diamond has Lost Its Luster

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First of all, for accuracy, it should be stated that diamonds don’t readily, if ever, lose their luster. However, the title sounds better than, “The Cubic Zirconium has Lost Its Luster.” Now then, as an entrepreneur, the author has found many ways in which one simple task can be done and many ways in which a great deal of work can produce next to no returns. The great thing about entrepreneurialism is that there are always new paths to follow and new trails to blaze.

However…and this is a big “however”…it can be easy to always look for something new and fresh, rather than simply implementing a repeatable system of old, classic design and company operations.

Many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of always looking for the latest trend and implementing the latest technology without actually creating stability and consistency in their companies by allowing the boring old workday to resume and repeat itself, as well. Yes, we all need innovation, but your company cannot be purely “innovation” all of the time. People would go into work every day and not know what they would be expected to do. It’s chaotic, it’s frantic, and it’s unprofessional, especially toward your employees.

The old classics work, too.

Make sure you retain the most effective techniques for your own company, whether they are old or new. Make sure that your employee drug testing program is taken care of by Mediscreen, a leading onsite collection agency in Australia. We take care of businesses in the farthest corners of this great nation, and we will bring onsite drug and alcohol testing to your company, too, if you will have us.

We might also mention the fact that Mediscreen is accredited by NATA for medical testing to AS4308 and AS4760. We believe in quality first, and we put the priorities of our business clients first and foremost. We know that you may have more than one drug testing agency from which to choose, but we also know that Mediscreen specializes in onsite services, which makes it especially convenient for both large companies and companies with multiple and hard-to-reach locations. This is one diamond which will not lose its luster.

This article has been taken from : http://www.mediscreen.net.au/the-diamond-has-lost-its-luster/

Savants and the Special Ones

Savants are generally people who are ultra, mega, highly developed in one or two things, and which are rather ordinary or even perhaps underdeveloped in the rest of life’s gifts and abilities. A savant can be excellent at memorizing strings of random numbers, at recalling a piece of music from memory and then playing it flawlessly for the first time on an instrument, at painting, at many things, most of which are not social in nature. Many savants are considered to either be antisocial or underdeveloped in their social skills.

Do you have an employee who is excellent at one or two things, but who seems to be completely incompetent in everything else? Were they perhaps left to their own devices on those one or two traits for many years, and so had no incentive to develop themselves further in any other area of their work?

It is important to set strict company policies concerning appropriate social behaviors and not abusing illicit substances, like alcohol or drugs, so that if any of your employees have misconceptions about various parts of reality, what is appropriate and what is not, they can still know that there are rules in place concerning drugs and alcohol on the worksite. They can continue working, but with all of the various rules in mind. Savants and the special ones in your company may need a little more understanding, but more than anything, they need to have strict rule understanding, because they tend to follow those very well, indeed.

Make sure that all of your employees are safely looked after. You never know what is going on in someone’s world, but at least you can tell if you are abusing illicit drugs or alcohol while at work, and you can use this information to do something about it. Mediscreen, a leading collection agency in Australia, is accredited to AS 4308 and AS 4760 by NATA. We know that all of your workers deserve to be employed without the hassle or stress of drug affected coworkers, and so do you.

This article has been taken from : http://www.mediscreen.net.au/savants-and-the-special-ones/

September 30, 2014

Strength in Personal Power

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Power has a bit of a bad rapport. It is equated with people like Stalin and Lord Voldemort (oh, excuse us, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) and is reputed to be a thirst which cannot be quenched. Power is said to bring on the lust to step on anybody and everybody who is in your way, just to get to where you want to be.
Of course, that is contextual.

Yes, power is contextual.

If someone cannot handle the particular amount of power they possess, whether it is small or great, they will quickly lose it. But, this not because someone necessarily had to step in and remove them from their position. Often, power which cannot be handled destroys the person who has it. In other words, external influence is not necessarily required to bring someone down. They may bring themselves down, just by their inability to handle what they control.

And that is true for any type of resource…money, prestige, homes, land, children, etc.

Well, if your employees abuse illicit substances while on the job, they are doing far more than just abusing drugs or alcohol, they are abusing their employment with you. They are leveraging it to an unnatural degree in order to retain their regular patterns of abuse and in order to not even interrupt this pattern long enough to go to work! It is really a bad situation. Make sure that you are aware of it by leveraging employee drug and alcohol testing on your own behalf and on behalf of your business.

By assuring your business plenty of employees with fully functioning reason, you are doing your business a favor and your company assets a favor. It is necessary to make things efficient, and we recommend that you use our onsite drug and alcohol screening services. Drug testing in Australia is important due to the fact we already have thousands of fine businesses which work well on their own, are self sustaining, and which bring high value to the Australian marketplace. Strengthen your own company with NATA accredited onsite drug testing from Mediscreen. This is the time for growth, mobile services, and onsite AOD testing. Mediscreen has all of these.

This article has been taken from : http://www.mediscreen.net.au/strength-in-personal-power/

September 26, 2014

Generational Planning

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You’ve probably heard of family planning. This means that, rather than leaving potential child births up to fate, you judiciously use birth control in order to create the family that you want. Generational planning is…not quite the same thing. It couldn’t be. When we talk about generational planning, we are talking about planning for three or four generations down the line. This means planning your house, studiously planting and cultivating your land, being a good steward with the resources you have, so that your grandchildren will have so many more.

Isn’t that what we all want? Isn’t it true that we all greatly desire to bring our families into the knowledge and implementation of steady growth and opportunity?

Generational planning means looking much further down the road. It means making the longest term plan you can think of, and improving and perfecting it over time, but always keeping it in mind. It means taking responsibility for what you are doing right here, right now. That kind of commitment to your long term success is necessary in order to get everything done that you want to get done in your life. It’s the only way to truly achieve your “bucket list.”

Workplace drug testing is a part of the generational planning of businesses. It is part of this because companies cannot operate effectively for very long into the future without making adequate protection for its employees and for its own financial resources. Now, clearly onsite drug and alcohol testing won’t take away someone’s ability to show up to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but it will take away their future chances of remaining employed, because you will know about it when it happens. Drug and alcohol testing is brought to you by Mediscreen, and we are NATA accredited for onsite drug testing. We know how important it is for you to be able to plan for long term success, and this is only possible if you can rely upon your own employees. More importantly, Mediscreen is AS4308 accredited by NATA.

This is the key to success. This drug screening process is the key to your success. It takes the last element of surprise.

This article has been taken from : http://www.mediscreen.net.au/generational-planning/

September 25, 2014

Personal Agendas and Marijuana Breaks

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What do your employees do while they are on break? You can probably guess some of the regular activities: smoking, getting some coffee, grabbing a snack, gossiping with a coworker, etc. However, if they are downing booze or puffing on a joint, you probably would not know where to look for their favorite hangout spots. Each employee takes a break, thinks of something they will be doing later on that day, plans ahead a little bit, and then gets back to the daily grind.

Marijuana breaks do more than obscenely violate your company policy concerning no drugs in the workplace. They stretch the break time over longer and longer periods over time. They distort your employee’s perspective on how much work they have accomplished and on how much left they have to do. They sometimes produce visible effects and therefore compromise your business’s relations with your clientele or customer base. They lower inhibitions, causing employees to talk down to each other or disrespect each other without necessarily even knowing that they are doing so.

It creates a big mess that you, as the owner, have to then clean up. Coworker disputes resulting from marijuana breaks also falls into your list of daily tasks. It is so much easier to just ban the behavior to begin with. Of course, you will need to make sure that everyone is following procedure, so you will need to make sure that your drug screening program is operational and regularly implemented. That is where Mediscreen comes in.

Mediscreen brings onsite drug testing to you no matter where your company locations are in Australia.

Alcohol and drug testing can seem like a long involved process where you have to coordinate all of your employees and make sure that you get all of their test results back in. However, when you hire Mediscreen, things are under control. Fitness and wellness testing is also available from us, in addition to our onsite services. Mediscreen is here for you while you try to sort out the marijuana breakers and the regular smokers. Whenever you are ready to implement your drug testing program.

This article has been taken from : http://www.mediscreen.net.au/personal-agendas-and-marijuana-breaks/

September 24, 2014

Drug Testing and Modern Equipment

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Drug testing did not used to be as refined of an art and science as it is today. In many cases, drug screening was so inaccurate as to make it almost wholly useless for any practical application. Since chemistry and technology have kept up with the general advance of drug screening practices, we have ways to detect the presence of illicit drugs by either oral screening or urine drug testing.

Modern equipment has really made the whole process of employee alcohol and drug testing so much easier, and therefore more cost effective and more reliable over time. In addition to that, modern equipment has made it possible to screen a large company full of employees in a relatively short amount of time.

Mediscreen is one of the mobile drug and alcohol testing agencies in Australia and we serve every part and remote corner of the country. We take pride in the equipment which we use and we understand that technology has made both our jobs and your jobs so much easier. What would have, in the past, required by going to a laboratory, freezing in the cold harsh waiting room, and finally being screened is now replaced with your drug testing agency coming to you, visiting your business, screening all of your employees right there onsite, and then taking our leave.

Now, isn’t that a simple, modern, classy way of doing things?

Employee screening is needed in every business in Australia, whether or not every business chooses to take advantage of it. If you are looking for a good company to work with, then look no further. Mediscreen is the company to choose. We use modern equipment from our sister company, CMM Technology, and we implement our services onsite. Drug testing in Australia is now easier than ever, while maintaining a high quality accuracy rating. Mediscreen is accredited by NATA for medical testing. We know that you are looking for the best company to compliment your business, and we believe that we are that business. Onsite drug testing is far more cost effective than typical laboratory testing, and Mediscreen makes the process as quick and efficient as possible, so that your own company can get back to work.

This article has been taken from : http://www.mediscreen.net.au/drug-testing-and-modern-equipment/

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