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Evaluating Sincerity of Effort

After an employee is injured, whether on the job or otherwise, they may have to take time off of work to recover. At some point, they will hopefully be ready to come back to work and begin doing their job again. In order to determine whether an employee is truly ready to return to work, many employees administer physical evaluations. However, it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether an employee is putting a full effort forward. Fortunately, with a sincerity of effort test, an employer can avoid this and test the employee’s sincerity of effort in completing a physical hand test.

The Sincerity of Effort Test: What We Look For

The sincerity of effort test checks a person’s ability to use his or her hands on the job. At WorkSTEPS, we test the sincerity of a person’s effort by testing things like:

  • Grip strength
  • Lateral pinch
  • Two-point pinch
  • Three-point pinch

Based on the way a person is or is unable to use his or her hands and fingers when being evaluated, we can determine if sincerity levels are maximized, average, or invalid. And you can then make the appropriate decision regarding the employee’s return date.

Discuss a Sincerity of Effort Test with a Specialist Today

If you are a business owner invested in the productivity and physical health of your employees, functional capacity evaluations, including the sincerity of effort test, may be a good for you. Contact the experienced evaluation specialists at WorkSTEPS today at (512) 617-4100 to learn about our sincerity of effort evaluations and how we can help you make your company more productive.

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