Post-offer employment testing, or POET, is a screening that is relatively simple to do and can offer employers an exceptional return on investment. In fact, workers who pass such a post-offer screen had a lowered workers compensation injury rate by 47% while increasing their retention rate by 21% (Anderson C, Briggs J, 2008).

So, what is a Post-Offer Employment Test (POET)?

In a nutshell, a POET a physical assessment the OnSite Physio team can give to prospective employees after they get a formal offer for a job that requires specific physical demands. The goal is to determine whether or not the candidate can safely perform the physical demands and essential functions of the job.

Our post-offer employment tests are fully compliant with ADA and EEOC guidelines. They’re also 100% legal when performed in a standardized manner.

What Are the Benefits?

For the success of any business, it’s essential that employers make the wisest possible decisions when it comes to investing in their workers. The wrong hire, or one that is likely to lead to worker injuries and claims, can cost an employer in both the short and long term.

That’s why post-offer employment tests are designed to identify likely risks in new hires so issues can be addressed in a more proactive way. It also makes clear all new hires fully understand the physical demands of their jobs, and it’s a proven way to increase safety and reduce injuries at the work place.

The use of POET is a model that’s proven effective in multiple studies, including the following highlights:

  • The implementation of post-offer, pre-employment physical testing can result in an 18:1 cost-savings ratio (Work, Littleton M, 2003).
  • One review found that employers who’s pre-hire applicants were not screened saw a 33% injury rate versus a 3% injury rate for those who were screened. (American Journal of Industrial Medicine, J Harbin, G Olson, 2005)
  • A study of 18 different industries saw a 68.2% reduction in work injury reports when POET was implemented (Bunch R).
  • In another study, the cost per injury was reduced from $1,433 to $322 following the implementation of POET (Nassau DW, 1999).

To learn more about implementing a Post-Offer Employment Test at your workplace, please contact us directly at 1-866-907-4797 or complete the form below. Our team would love to help ensure both your employees and the investment in your business are protected for the long term.