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Post Offer Employment Tests
Post-Offer Employment Testing
Emery Physical Therapy performs Post-Offer Testing to evaluate candidates for hire on their ability to safely perform the physical demands associated with the essential functions of the job offered to them. Post-Offer Testing is an effective tool for reducing workers’ compensations costs by selecting workers who are physically qualified for the job duties. Those who use post-offer employment testing, or POET, achieve an average 47% fewer workers’ comp injuries and three times higher retention than those who don’t use POET. (Anderson)
The least costly injury is the one that never occurs. Post-Offer Pre-Hire Employment Testing Exams or Post Offer Screen focuses on determining whether an individual is physically capable of performing a specific job to proactively minimize the risk of injury. These tests have also been called Physical Abilities Tests, Pre-Placement Tests, Pre-Work Screens, Fitness for Duty Tests, Physical Demands Tests and Worker Selection Tests.
The purpose of a POET is to determine if the candidate you want to hire can safely perform the physical demands and essential functions of the job. This is not the same as a pre-employment physical, which is a medical examination. Medical exams determine overall fitness, but are not specific to the tasks of the job for which a candidate is being considered.
The goal of employment testing has always been to hire individuals physically capable of performing the essential job functions; however, in the past, some employment decisions have been based on stereotypes and medical conditions - stereotypes including age, gender and "healthy" appearance among others. Medical conditions including spine arthritis or degeneration identified on X-ray, high blood pressure and disability or disease are not good indicators of the candidate's ability to perform the physical tasks of the job. To properly assess this ability, the use of tests that measure an individual's physical abilities must be valid, job related and consistent with business necessity.
Our team of dedicated professionals can help you with creating the proper test for your needs as well as providing any needed professional documentation.
Call us today at 847-786-2014 to learn more about how we can help you design an implent a proper Post Offer Employment Test.