Hire smart, reduce risk and injury, and cut costs with WorkSTEPS.

Post-Offer Functional Employment Testing

Good on paper isn’t good enough. WorkSTEPS Post-Offer Functional Employment Testing (POET) is designed and administered to help you determine if a candidate is capable of performing the essential functions of the job they’ve been offered. After analyzing the physical demands of essential job functions, WorkSTEPS implements an assessment protocol to determine whether candidates can safely perform those functions. Post-Offer Functional Employment Tests will help you:
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  • Decrease work-related injuries
  • Lower workers’ compensation costs—by 50% on average during the first year of implementation
  • Reduce turnover
  • Increase productivity by hiring elite workers, ready to contribute
  • Decrease healthcare costs
  • Lower accident rates
  • Less disruption to production when skilled workers become disabled

What You Get When WorkSTEPS Works for You

A Partner to Meet Your Specific Needs

Though every job is unique, we can confidently assess any and every job. Depending on your needs, WorkSTEPS Post-Offer Functional Employment Tests can develop assessment protocol based on existing job descriptions, or can complete an individualized, thorough Job Task Analysis to create job descriptions and assessment criteria using precise data collected onsite that accurately reflects job demands.

Highest Quality, Predictive Testing

Our rigorous testing process is administered by our trained and certified network of over 1,400 healthcare professionals nationwide, which ensures quality and consistency of our testing methods. Our trained healthcare professionals cumulatively perform thousands of tests each week. On average, one in fourteen assessments result in a “not capable” determination, saving potential employers an estimated $10,000 – $30,000 for each such determination. More importantly, employers are able to quickly place the vast majority of candidates into jobs they’ve offered, confident that they’ve reduced the chance of injuries and associated costs.

Clear Recommendations to Inform Hiring Decisions

It’s important that your employment decisions be based on objective, evidence-based determinations made by trained medical professionals who render clear capable/not capable recommendations on new hire candidates. WorkSTEPS Post-Offer Functional Employment Testing examines and reports on candidates in a matter of days so you quickly receive the findings you need to make an informed hiring decision.

Confidence You’ll be Compliant

WorkSTEPS is committed to helping customers mitigate liability risk. Therefore, all our testing programs are continuously reviewed by a national employment and labor law firm to ensure compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, as well as existing case law that impacts the use of post-offer employment testing in the workplace. We’re confident that our objective testing program, when implemented as designed, will withstand legal scrutiny and can help you virtually eliminate fraud and abuse.

A Partner, Not a Vendor

We strive to empower and equip you to keep your workforce as healthy and as safe as possible because we believe your people are your greatest assets. Partner with us, and see why employers nationwide have chosen to work with WorkSTEPS in meeting their functional employment testing needs.

Post-Employment Physical Agility Testing

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This non-medical agility testing may be used preventatively and may be administered periodically to ensure that existing employees continue to be able to meet the physical demand criteria necessary to safely perform the essential functions of the job. Employers may request this type of agility testing for all employees in a particular job class as part of their periodic monitoring to ensure that employees remain capable of performing physically demanding job tasks. This test is periodically administered on employees in positions affecting public safety, such as firefighters and police officers, or as a re-certification requirement.

Upper Quadrant/Carpel Tunnel

The Upper Quadrant/Carpel Tunnel Testing is used to determine capability relative to repetitive job function, rather than heavy material handling tasks. This test may be used independently, as part of the comprehensive Pre-Employment Post-Offer Employment testing, or as a component to the Injured Worker Fit-for-Duty test if necessary.

Contact WorkSTEPS

Want to be confident that the next employee you hire is capable of meeting the physical demands of their job? Choose WorkSTEPS Post-Offer Functional Employment Testing and see why thousands of other employers are already working with us to do just that. Contact us at (512) 617-4100 today to discuss what our partnership could look like.

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We are delighted to invite our valued clients and friends to our “Anatomy of Worker Well-Being: Must-Know Occupational Health, Work Injury Prevention, and Safety Best Practices.” Our program will be conducted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Lakeway Resort and Spa. Learn more

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