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Five Reasons to Conduct Employment Medical Checks

With remote recruitment and onboarding becoming more mainstream and digitised, have you thought about adopting additional assessments to validate the candidate’s fitness for work, and reducing risk for your organisation? 

We recently introduced and integrated an Employment Medical Check service in to the WorkPro platform following client research and exploring trends in compliance checks for different markets. It got us asking questions to our partner about the trends they were uncovering, and the primary reasons they believed demand was increasing for medical checks. The fact that remote recruitment was on the rise was a key reason. 

Below are the top five reasons that our partner Jobfit shared with us as we become more attuned to understanding the complexity of medical checks: 

Identifying Any Potential Risks or Concerns 
Naturally, an employer wants to understand if a candidate is at risk of injury due to underlying medical conditions. Perhaps the candidate doesn’t know about an existing condition. Appropriate medical and health check can mitigate any potential risks, optimise worker productivity and reduce workers compensation claims/down time.

Ensuring The Candidate Is Fit for Work 
Whether it be industry specific medical checks or a general screening, these checks are invaluable in making sure candidates are physically capable of the task or role. The removal of any questions or concerns is an enormous positive. 

Worker Health Has Never Been More Important 
If the last 18-24 months have shone a light on anything, it’s the importance of good worker health. Whether it be physical or mental health, ensuring your workforce is in good shape is absolutely paramount. 

Quality Control for Both Employer & Candidate 
Comprehensive screening and medical checks are a great sign of quality and assurance for both employer and candidate. It shows that compliance and work safety are principal concerns for both parties.  

Sustainability for The Future! 
Pre-employment and continued medical checks are perfect for ensuring a candidate is not only fit for right now but also heading into the future as they progress further with the company. Medical Checks aren’t just for vetting a candidate before you’ve employed them, they’re critical in ensuring worker productivity and sustainability moving forward.  

Do any of these resonate with your organisation? Have you considered if medical checks can indeed reduce risk, and worker’s compensation claims for your business? Want to know more about how our Employment Medical Checks can dovetail in to your background checking program and how we can assist with a seamless offering and superior turnaround times? Book a demo today

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