For companies with vacancies on labor-intensive jobs, finding an ideal employee that can keep up with the expected demands for the job can be a difficult task. After all, in addition to qualifications and experience, it’s important that a candidate is physically ready to perform the necessary responsibilities. This is why conducting a pre-employment physical is imperative to assure employers that they are getting the ideal candidates.
The Prevalence of Workplace Injuries
An increasing number of employees are now suffering from musculoskeletal disorders. These conditions often cause absenteeism among employees and, consequently, the loss of billions of dollars in direct and indirect costs for employers. In worst-case scenarios, employees may even hold their employer liable for injuries sustained at work.