Making an applicant undergo a pre-employment physical exam before hiring is fast becoming the norm in countless industries, as many employers are seeing its advantage. More than a way to keep accidents and injuries at bay, a pre-employment physical also helps companies find the best candidates for the job.
The risk of not having a pre-employment physical exam
In a recent article, ErgoScience.com has this to say about the importance of requiring a pre-employment physical for every potential employee:
Competent background screening identifies those applicants who misrepresent their employment history, hide their criminal records and deny a habit of substance abuse – each of which is associated with shorter tenure, worse performance and increased incidence of on-the-job injury. And that goes double for employers who hire for physically demanding jobs. Read more from this blog: