Pre-Screen Before Going All-In
Hiring a new employee is a bit of a gamble. Employees that have experience that lines up with the job description aren’t always a guaranteed good fit within the organization. With manufacturing businesses, this situation becomes very important when hiring for physically demanding jobs within your organization. Assigning a new employee to a position they’re not physically equipped for can have a negative impact on productivity, and even worse, can result in an injury.
In most cases an aggravation of an existing injury can result in a workers’ compensation claim. This is a bad situation for the employee who reinjures themselves and for the employer whose Workers’ Compensation insurance rates will suffer as a result.
Upping the Ante
One strategy to avoid this situation is to create an effective pre-placement screening process to ensure the person hired for the job is physically able to perform the work safely. With this in mind, more and more proactive employers are partnering with occupational health clinics to create another level of screening. Implementing additional screenings into the hiring process can help avoid poor placement of employees and resulting injuries. Most occupational health groups have a series of employee physical screening services that can be customized to address the physical demands of their client’s operations. Most full service occupational health clinics provide services to assist with the creation of written job descriptions and can build customized screenings to evaluate a candidate’s ability to perform those tasks.
One of the primary objections to this additional level of screening is cost. Adding these screening steps will create upfront cost, but when balanced against potential losses, it’s often a good return on investment.
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