Is Functional Employment Testing Worth the Investment?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Employment | 0 comments

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out, right? After all, there are a lot of people in the world at large who need to be employed and if you need workers, all you need to do is put out a sign and all your problems are solved at the first “you’re hired!”

Unfortunately, that’s not exactly the way the world works.

More often than not, in this day and age, simpler and more rudimentary tasks are handed over to technology in order to both save time and effort that could be used elsewhere. People are getting called in order to be specialists or have intimate knowledge with a certain task in order to be qualified for it. After all, a business or a company cannot thrive if nobody knows how to make heads or tails out of anything in the industry – or if they even have the right kind of attitude towards the work that needs to be done.

Functional employment testing takes care of that precaution as it also evades possible scams of potential employees pretending to have an injury or an ailment that was not proven through thorough testing. It can also survey if employees are up to the task or if another position or industry would be better for them altogether. It benefits both parties as the testing can allow for two parties meet in the middle, thereby working to make each other grow as they work.

According to the WorkSTEPS website, this kind of preventative measure allows for companies to not have to worry about the employees’ capabilities within the workforce. A professional relationship that is built on mutual trust and respect through transparency of capabilities and the willingness to learn can only benefit the company in the long run.

Having these precautions can save you a lot of time, money, and effort in the long run – so really, it’s up to you to decide on whether or not you think the testing is worth the investment.

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