What to expect from the pre-employment screening processOntarget Interactive
Pre employment screening helps a firm to employ the best candidate for a particular position. The process helps the firm’s HR department to identify the candidate that would be able to perform the task according to its demands. In the past, companies had to spend thousands of dollars on hiring and firing because they had poor hiring strategies.
Without proper pre employment screening, a business is not able to establish if the candidate can perform in the job as required. An adequate screening process helps to ensure that the candidate picked possesses the qualities he or she claims to possess and the qualities that are needed to do the job.
In most cases, employees refuse to disclose information that might inhibit them from performing well such as past injuries. A candidate who might have suffered injuries during their previous employment may not be able to perform certain tasks such as lifting heavy items. If the candidate does not disclose such information or the firm does not find out during the pre employment period, it will be forced to replace the worker when it eventually finds this out.
Pre-employment screenings are also beneficial to the potential worker. It helps the employee to understand what is expected of him or her and the characteristics he or she needs to excel in the company. It can also serve as a benchmark for the expectations that the company has for their employees.
How it works
Pre hire screening is a straightforward process. The following is how OSSI online handles this process:
In this initial step, the employer is expected to submit a company protocol to OSSI online so that they can follow the company’s protocol. The company’s protocol outlines how the company does things and more importantly, what it expects from the employee.
The protocols will also reveal the tests that the company needs done on the potential worker as well as the other checks that they might need verified. The protocol helps to guide OSSI in covering the areas that are important to the company. The protocols can be quickly submitted online through OSSI online website.
OSSI staff works hand in hand with the company in uploading the protocols. The staff works hand in hand with the company to ensure that all details are captured correctly. OSSI physicians and workplace experts advise and guide the business to help build effective protocols for screening and testing.
Requesting a service
If the company has a new position they want to fill, they can easily initiate a screening through the OSSI website. The business representatives can do this by logging in and requesting the screening services.
If the representatives are not able to access the internet or a computer, they can easily request for the services by making a call. The call center coordinators will assist the representatives to make a request. This helps businesses that operate in areas that have poor coverage such as remote service providers.
Once the representative has put through the request, OSSI advanced automated computer system matches the request with the most suitable facility. While matching the request with a facility, the system considers the protocols set out by the company as well as the proximity of the testing clinic to the employee.
OSSI handles the details
National employee screening is not easy. The company’s headquarters might also be thousands of miles from where the employee is recruited. Screening companies help to make this process seamless by coordinating the involved teams.
OSSI representatives get in touch with the employee and make them aware of what is required of them. They also help to coordinate the employee with the clinic that conducts the test. While coordinating the potential employee and the clinic, the representative also works hand in hand with the employer’s team.
The representatives also help to ensure that the appointment goes as planned. It can be quite hectic for the employer to coordinate the potential employees screening who could be thousands of miles away. Sometimes, the potential workers are also numerous and scattered throughout the country.
Wait for the results from OSSI
Once the potential worker has undergone the tests, the employer can then sit back and relax as they wait for the results. Medical and other forms of tests take some time before the results can be declared. During this stage, OSSI keeps their client informed by sending the result of each of the key milestones.
Once the results are ready, the employer or their representatives can access the results through the OSSI secure website. The results are comprehensive and accurate as requested by the client. Included in the results is a PDF scan of the original documents. The scans of original documents can be used for future procedures or added to the employee’s medical files.
Single billing of employees screening
To make things more efficient, OSSI bills the client once per month for all the services that they have rendered. These bills come in the form of a statement that has details about each service that was provided. Single billing is easier to process and helps to save the firm hours of going through each service.
Pre-hiring screening has many benefits to both the employer and the employee. The following are some of its benefits to the employer:
- Reduces harmful effects of drug abuse
- Helps decrease employee turnover
- Decreases risk of liability
- Helps comply with regulations
- Increases safety and security
- Helps to hire the best quality
Employees, on the other hand, can benefit in several ways from a screening. For instance, it helps them prove their worth and assure their employers that the employee can trust in their abilities. Passing tests also helps to improve an employee’s CV and helps the employee to stay away from drug abuse. Screening can also help an employee by keeping him or her away from jobs that could worsen his or her past injuries.