In many industries, you may need proof that a potential employee will be able to carry out the job before you take them on. Employers in physically demanding or specialist sectors can benefit from pre-employment medicals and so can bosses in many other fields too.
While some bosses will want to know if their staff will have the stamina, skills and wellbeing to undertake enduring tasks, other employers simply wish to gain an idea of their workers’ medical history before they employ them.
A pre-employment medical can tell you a lot about a person, such as:
- Do they have any issues or disabilities that will require changes to be made? Of course, this should not be used as a reason not to hire someone, but it can help the employer to get the workplace ready for the new employee.
- Has the applicant got a record of attendance problems? If previous absences are not backed up by clear medical reasons, it could ring alarm bells.
- Will the employee need any special support to carry out their role? This will help you to have such mechanisms in place before the team member starts work.
- Will the employee pose a risk to other colleagues or clients of the business?
Broadgate General Practice can perform pre-employment medicals on your potential staff and these medicals can be tailored to suit your business.
Each medical will be carried out with the staff’s consent and they will also give their permission for us to pass any information onto you, so you are in no way sneaking around behind your staff’s back to find out information about them.
This is a completely honest and open process that can help you to hire the right people for the job. Understanding any existing medical conditions can also help you to make any necessary adjustments that will help the new employee to carry out their role more safely and effectively.
If you would like more information about Broadgate GP’s pre-employment medicals, contact us today on 020 7638 4330.