Improve Your Workers Compensation Program Through Employee Selection

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Improve Your Workers Compensation Program Through Employee Selection

One of the most important things an employer can do is hire the best possible person for the company. In the current employment market, it is easy to lose sight of how employee selection is directly tied to employee injuries. Hiring the wrong person can put your workers;’ compensation program at risk. Fortunately, there are actions you can take to help prevent workers’ compensation losses through the right hiring processes.

  • Always require formal applications for all employees.
  • Conduct detailed interviews.
  • Check references.
  • Conduct background checks and drug testing as the law allows.
  • Train your interviewers to watch for indicators of past job performance issues.  These might include applicants who offer vague responses, left a previous job without notice or show negative patterns of behavior in their job histories.
  • Be aware of any past employee fraud issues. This may include being fired or blaming others for performance issues.
  • Have clear job responsibilities and share these with a potential employee.
  • Develop a return to work program.
  • Design your job description to have specific physical demands outlined, and the employee should sign they can meet these demands.

As a business owner, you go to great lengths to provide a safe working environment for your employees. Workers’ compensation continues to be a significant cost for most employers, and understanding all the factors that can drive your workers’ compensation cost can often be complex and time consuming.
DC Insurers Mountain: Longmont will customize a worker’s compensation policy to meet your business’s specific needs, and it won’t be a big expense in your operating budget. Call Steve Longenecker today to receive a no cost quote for Worker’s Compensation Insurance.

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