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Maximizing Workforce Potential with Post Offer Employment Testing (POET)


Hiring the right candidate is a critical step towards building a capable and injury-resistant workforce. Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) plays a pivotal role in this process by ensuring that candidates are physically fit to perform the specific job duties associated with their intended position. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of POET, its benefits for both employers and candidates, and how The Annex Employment Testing Center can assist in implementing effective POET programs.


The Power of Post Offer Employment Testing (POET):

POET serves as a comprehensive evaluation that assesses a candidate's physical abilities in relation to the demands of the job they are being hired for. This proactive approach not only reduces the risk of on-the-job injuries but also helps employers identify candidates who may not be suitable for physically demanding roles. By conducting POET, employers can ensure that the selected candidates are well-suited for the tasks required by the position.


Benefits for Employers:

1. Injury Prevention: POET helps mitigate the risk of injuries by ensuring that candidates are physically capable of handling the job requirements. This can lead to a safer work environment and decreased worker’s compensation claims.


2. Conditional Offer Withdrawal: If a candidate fails to meet the job-related requirements during the POET assessment, employers have the option to withdraw the conditional job offer. This ensures that only candidates capable of performing the duties are hired.


3. Enhanced Productivity: A workforce that is physically capable of performing their tasks efficiently can lead to increased productivity and reduced downtime due to injuries.


4. Employee Retention: Matching candidates with the right job roles enhances job satisfaction and reduces the likelihood of employees leaving due to job-related physical challenges.


5. Lower Turnover Costs: Hiring candidates who are well-suited for the job reduces turnover rates, leading to cost savings associated with recruitment and training.


6. Reduced Premiums: A workforce with fewer injury-related claims can lead to lower worker’s compensation insurance premiums.


Benefits for Candidates:

1. Job Fit: Candidates benefit from POET by being matched with roles that align with their physical capabilities, leading to a more satisfying work experience.


2. Baseline Information: In the event of a work-related injury, baseline information from the POET assessment can aid in worker’s compensation cases and guide rehabilitation efforts.


At The Annex Employment Testing Center, we offer a range of POET services, including WorkSTEPS testing. WorkSTEPS is a trusted leader in Post Offer Employment Testing, offering comprehensive assessments that include lifting protocols, specific job duties, and musculoskeletal evaluations. Remarkably, approximately 1 out of 10 WorkSTEPS tests identify potential injury risks, leading to potential savings of around $50,000 per year.


Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) is an essential tool for ensuring a capable, injury-resistant, and productive workforce. By accurately assessing a candidate's physical capabilities and aligning them with job demands, employers can reduce injuries, enhance employee satisfaction, and achieve cost savings. With the expertise of The Annex Employment Testing Center and our ability to administer WorkSTEPS testing, you can integrate POET seamlessly into your hiring protocols.


Contact us today to explore how we can help you implement effective POET programs and build a safer, more efficient workforce.


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