Post-Offer Functional Employment Testing

Reduce workers' compensation claims and save money by testing your employment candidate to ensure they can safely do the job.

While your employment candidates may seem qualified on paper, how can you be sure they’re physically safe to do the job? WorkSTEPS Pre-Employment Post-Offer Functional Employment Testing is designed and administered to help you determine if a candidate is capable of safely performing the essential functions of the job they’ve been offered.

After performing a job analysis and validating the essential functions of the job, WorkSTEPS Pre-Employment Post-Offer Functional testing confirms your new hire candidates are physically capable of safely performing those essential functions.

Post-Offer Functional Employment Tests will help you:

  • 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
  • Less disruption to production when skilled workers become disabled

WorkSTEPS has performed thousands of job analyses on thousands of jobs. Depending on your needs, WorkSTEPS can develop test protocols based on existing job descriptions, or can complete an individualized, thorough Job Task Analysis to collect precise data regarding the physical requirements of the job.

“10% of Americans have limitations in the kind of work they can safely perform.“

Our rigorous testing process is administered by our trained and certified network of more than 1,200+ 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 $38,000, on average, for each such determination. Pre-Employment Post-Offer testing with WorkSTEPS gives employers confidence they’ve reduced the chance of injuries and improved workplace safety.

Additional Pre-Employment Functional Screenings

If an employer determines that they do not require a test as comprehensive as the WorkSTEPS pre-employment post-offer screening, WorkSTEPS has the ability to work with an employer to customize the testing process to deliver only those measurements and recommendations that an employer needs. We also have the ability to add additional measurements to a comprehensive pre-employment post-offer test. Additional WorkSTEPS screenings include:

Upper quadrant / Carpal Tunnel

The Upper Quadrant/Carpal 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.

Vision and Hearing Screenings

WorkSTEPS offers hearing screenings, as well as color-blindness and visual acuity screenings as an optional add-on to the pre-employment post-offer functional assessment. The screenings are not diagnostic, and result in a normal/abnormal recommendation, at which point the candidate can be referred for additional medical clearance by a physician specialist.

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 adhering to a protocol that results in  clear capable/not capable recommendations on new hire candidates.

The Most Legally-Compliant Functional Testing Program on the Market

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.

Validate with PAVE

PAVE validates the WorkSTEPS job-specific test criteria by surveying subject matter experts (incumbent workers and supervisors) to confirm essentiality and accuracy of the job-task simulations. The process results in a validation report that confirms compliance with the federal requirements.

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Contact Cindy today to learn more about WorkSTEPS Services, and how we can help you with the lowering injury rates and employee-related health costs.

Cindy Gallaher, Executive VP of Business Development

Top-tier companies create their occupational health programs with WorkSTEPS
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