Pre-employment Health Check
physical wellness, psychological health and overall wellbeing affect his
To maintain quality and to deliver results, the person has to be help keep employee healthy and productive.
- Efficient, and above all
Unfortunately, this does not happen all the time. Courtesy to their odd working hours, lack of exercise, binge eating, smoking/drinking and other unhealthy ways of living, prying diseases pounce upon and people fall prey to them easily.
- Increased absenteeism
- Lack of concentration
- Diminished work output
- of global deaths occur due to heart diseases
- In one day, people die of diabetes (21% being Indians )
- die of heart attack & from stroke every minute in India
- One rupee spent on prevention saves Rs. I33 in absenteeism costs and Rs. 6.62 in healthcare costs
Benefits of Pre-EmploymentCheck
To Maintain Safety at Workplace
The new candidate should be free from medical conditions that could result in harming other people (colleagues or customers), especially in health and safety sensitive jobs such as driving, piloting, working in automation etc.
Health Record Compilation
A Pre employment health check establishes baseline health related data against which the future health status of an employee can be compared. It identifies existing medical conditions, including lifestyle and contagious diseases which could get adversely affected by occupational exposure.
Ascertain Productivity and Efficiency
These tests establish that the new employee is free from medical conditions which can affect his productivity post employed. Companies understand the importance of a healthy employee as his health is going to be directly proportional to his productivity and efficacy towards work.
Cost to Company for Medical Reimbursement
Considering that medical treatment is getting costlier by the day, employee health is becoming a major concern for companies. Several companies provide full or partial coverage for medical expense to their employees. An employee who suffers from a long term illness which may require frequent hospitalization and absenteeism from work may cost the employer a lot of money. Companies want to assess this before hiring the candidate.
What do pre-employment checks include?
are usually basic screening tests which gives a broad assessment of the candidate's health status.
Usually they include the following test, though they may vary from company to company.
- Complete Medical & Physical Examination
- Laboratory Investigations
- Complete Blood Count
- Blood Sugar Test (usually fasting)
- Urine Routine & Microscopy
- Blood Group & Rh Factor
- HBsAg (Hepatitis)