The "no" response from this month's " Big 50 Face Off," which asked, "Should remodelers test their employees for drug use?" came from Greg Antonioli (Big50 2006) of Out of the Woods Construction & Cabinetry, Arlington, Mass.
"Drug testing is a poor substitute for good management and a strong company culture that cultivates and rewards personal accountability," wrote Antonioli. Calling drug testing an invasion of employees' privacy, he presented his case using various performance criteria within his own company, including job-costing reports, peer reviews and satisfied clients.
Antonioli also cited a study that he said backs up his opinions and his company's experience. Click here to read "Independent Inquiry Into Drug Testing at Work," a 2004 study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, a British social policy research and development organization.