Pre-employment Functional Assessments have become a part of the standard hiring process in some industries as they prove useful in hiring the right candidate. It ensures there are no surprises for the employer or successful candidate when they start their new role.
Understanding Pre-Employment Screenings
The Benefits of PEFAs
How Can PEFAs Benefit Employers?
A PEFA can identify a potential problem with a candidate that didn’t come to light during the application or interview process. The screening can prevent the wrong person from being hired, potentially saving the organisation tens of thousands of dollars.
Using an assessment process enables an employer to hire a person with confidence rather than at face value through interviews and a resume. The tests can validate what the prospect has said about their skills and experience.
PEFAs can contribute to the health and productivity of a workplace. A bad hire who lacks skills or motivation can adversely impact the overall performance of the team. Staff morale can suffer when team members cover a colleague struggling to do their job.
PEFA Benefits for Potential Employees
Altius Group's Expertise in PEFAs
Altius Group has worked with a wide range of industries over many years. We know what makes an efficient workplace that looks after the health and wellbeing of its workers. We bring that experience and knowledge into the PEFAs we conduct.
Key Components of PEFAs
- General medical review and health evaluation
- Range of motion and muscle strength testing
- Cardiovascular tests to measure heart rate while candidate is active
- Physical tasks similar to the demands of the job
- Hearing, vision, lung and drug screening
- Background checks
Ensuring a Safe and Productive Workforce
It can be hard for candidates to read a job advertisement and know they have a strong profile for the role, even if they have the right experience. On the contrary, the recruitment team may read an application and think the candidate can be a valuable team member. However, the screening tests may reveal gaps that could be detrimental to the team's productivity. Based on the results of the PEFA, the organisation may choose another candidate who we have identified as someone who will thrive in the workplace and make a strong contribution to the team.
The next time your organisation needs to conduct PEFAs, consider using the expertise of Altius Group. Contact us online or call 1800 258 487 for more information on our PEFAs.