Fit For Work Blog

Infographic: Physical Ability Testing: Do's & Don'ts

Published Aug 23, 2018 3:13:52 PM posted in Infographic, Employee Testing

Ensuring each candidate for a job is physically up
to the task is on the mind of hiring managers everywhere. 
Physical Ability Testing (PAT) is the single best way to make sure this happens. Without it, you’re gambling with your schedule, your commitments, and your money. 

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What Does the EEOC Say About Job Analysis?

Published Aug 21, 2018 2:57:57 PM posted in EEOC, Employee Testing

Under EEOC rules about physical testing, when physical ability tests are to be used by employers, a job analysis must be performed to make sure that the physical demands of a given job are clearly and precisely understood. The test must then be designed to correspond to those demands. When the test is based on a valid physical demands analysis of the essential functions of the job, they are much less likely to be challenged by the agency as discriminatory against women, or any other group protected under the Civil Rights Act.

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Components of a Pre-Employment Post-Offer Comprehensive Employment Test

Published May 29, 2018 2:54:03 PM posted in Employee Testing

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Is Employment Testing Legal?

Published May 22, 2018 1:24:49 PM posted in Employee Testing

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What Happens in a Pre-Employment Test?

Published May 15, 2018 2:43:48 PM posted in Employee Testing

Pre-employment physical tests can be crucial in making sure that employees can handle the physical demands of their jobs before they’re hired. Tests also establish baseline information for managing the employee’s health, and handling disability claims in the event of injury.

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Infographic: Testing for the Right Fit

Published May 10, 2018 2:34:27 PM posted in Employee Testing

 

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Testing Saves Big Bucks: A Case Study from the Show Me State

Published May 8, 2018 1:51:28 PM posted in Employee Testing

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) had a problem. In just a single year, the agency lost 3,027 work days to injuries and turnover.

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eBook: Are They Up to the Job? Pre- and Post-Employment Testing

Published May 1, 2018 11:44:52 AM posted in Employee Testing, Safety

Every employer wants to fit the worker to the job. Where the job has significant physical requirements, the employee’s physical ability to do the work is crucial. Yet too often, employers simply take a look at potential hires and decide on the spot if they are strong enough, limber enough, etc., to succeed, risking re-injury. 

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