“It allows employers to hire smarter,” says Barry Pence.
His job is simple. Finding out if someone can actually DO a job – physically. “We’ve had people that have gone through the tests and within 15 to 20 minutes of the job specific tests, they say this is crazy, I’m not doing this and they stop the test.” Barry works at Muscatine Physical Therapy Services. He has been working with over 40 companies – mostly in manufacturing who want to know if applicants can turn valves – or haul loads up stairs – without getting injured. Now – Quad City counties are starting to get involved.
Using the worksteps program to cut down on workman compensation claims – which can be very costly. “If you have a claim then you are paying high premiums for a long time,” says Louisa County Board Supervisor Paula Buckman. “This is a preventative insurance policy.” Louisa County is considering adopting the program – while Henry and Des Moines Counties are already using it for hiring at all positions. From road maintainance to jailor to clerical positions.
But Pence says – hiring the right employee can be a challenge. But breaking it down into physical abilities can make it a lot easier. “You can be visually looking at somebody and they look strong enough based on appearance but when you actually put them through the tests – you can spot abnormalities or limitations that are directly needed for that job.” The average cost for an employee test is $130 which the potential employer covers. Nearly 10% of applicants that go through the program, fail. Showing they are now able to do the job they are seeking.
KWQC Newscast, May 1, 2013 http://www.kwqc.com/story/22135312/testing-to-get-the-job
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Muscatine Physical Therapy Services is proud and honored to recognize Caleen Pagel for 25 years of unparalleled dedication and service to our Company and to our Clients! Caleen’s professionalism and passion have helped all of us at MPTS be the best we can be. The value she has brought to our customers and our team has been immeasurable. She has been a tremendous asset to the Physical Therapy profession and we are proud to have her as a colleague, a mentor, and a friend! Congratulations Caleen and thank you for everything! The MPTS Team
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