As a workers’ comp pro, you’re smart to recommend that your company implement post-offer employment testing (POET). But every pre-employment test is not created equal. When you know what to look for, you can help your company create the most valuable POET program.
Above all else, your pre-employment test must comply with ADA and EEOC regulations:
You can meet these legal requirements and call it “good.” But why not create an assessment that’s truly great? Doing the bare minimum doesn’t fully support your company’s hiring efforts. And it doesn’t fully support your workers’ compensation program either. In today’s tough business environment, you need every advantage.
Look for These Elements in a Pre-Employment Test
Your test should be:
Your test should enable you to:
Each of these bullet points represents an opportunity for your company. To make the most of each opportunity, you need to think strategically about your POET program. Job demands analysis conducted on-site identifies the exact physical and positional demands of the job
Too often, ergonomic assessments and job site analyses are based on general risk factors associated with a particular employee. Also, post offer tests are based on simulation of work tasks and do not replicate real-life work environments. Furthermore, baseline testing may be missing altogether. That further reduces the future value of the pre-employment test.
What Might Your Company Gain from a Top-Notch POET Program?
One On-Site Physio client conducted their own internal one-year pilot program. Here’s what they found:
Every company is different. But incorporating the right elements ensures your pre-employment test will be most effective. And it will be most cost-effective down the road.
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