How to be sure your recruit is up to the job: the importance of pre-employment medicals
How do you ensure that your recruit is up to the job ahead? Pre-employment medical assessments are a workforce risk management tool used to screen individuals for risk factors that may limit their ability to perform a job safely and effectively.
According to SafeWork, work-related injury and disease cost the Australian economy a whopping $61.8 billion per year. Illnesses and workplace injuries can be very costly for employers, businesses, and taxpayers. It is much less expensive to invest in preventative measures. Especially when paired with ongoing employment health checks, pre-employment medicals can reduce workplace injuries, downtime, workers’ compensation claims, and insurance costs.
Pre-employment tests offer wide-ranging benefits that not only streamline the hiring process but also strengthen an entire organisation by increasing the likelihood that new employees will be successful in their positions. Pre-employment testing can help ensure alignment between the employee selection process and desired business outcomes such as lower turnover, increased sales, and higher customer satisfaction.