Our physicians provide thorough and expert pre-employment physical examinations to all of our clients. We hope to show your employer that you are the right person for the job!
What is the purpose of a pre-employment exam?
A pre-employment exam enables a given employer to screen for certain qualities they are looking for in their prospective hires, whether physical, mental, knowledge-based, language proficiency, or personality-based. Depending on the nature of the job you are applying to, these tests can make sure that you are physically and mentally fit to endure any challenges that the work presents. In this way, pre-employment exams are helpful for both employers and employees alike, as it can help both the employer and the employee know whether the particular job or field of work is the right fit.
Are there different kinds of pre-employment tests?
There are several different kinds of pre-employment tests that an employer may request to have conducted, depending on their field of work. Some of the most common types of pre-employment exams are based on the following:
- Cognitive ability: these tests measure intelligent a variety of different forms, including the IQ test, or specific content such as math, science, etc. Cognitive ability tests can also evaluate how well the prospective hire performs under pressure.
- Physical ability: possibly the most common pre-employment test, physical ability tests measure flexibility, strength, endurance, and general health status to ensure that
- Personality tests: these tests can measure a broad range of qualities, from interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence to motivation and work ethic through tests such as the Meyers-Briggs, the enneagram, and others.
- Skills assessment: these assessments focus exclusively on specialized skills that are integral to the performance of a particular job. In this kind of examination, candidates will submit works samples or perform a sample task related to the position.
- Job knowledge assessment: these exams are similar in function to skills assessment tests, but are more knowledge-based to ensure that the applicant has a firm grasp of the particular field of work.
At urgent care clinics, such as Joshua Medical Center, pre-employment tests typically assess physical ability, in addition to emotional and mental health, according to the directions of the employer. If you would like more information about our pre-employment exams at Joshua Medical Center, give us a call!
What is done at a pre-employment exam at Joshua Medical Center?
While pre-employment exams vary according to the requests of the particular employer they are for, there are a few things that you can likely count on happening during your pre-employment exam at Joshua Medical Center. Almost every pre-employment exam will involve timing your heartrate, taking your blood pressure, measuring your weight and height, and conducting a vision and hearing screening. If the work involves a significant amount of physical labor, we will also perform some tests and observations to assess the health of your heart, lungs, joints, as well as your stamina and muscle strength. For work that requires significant mental strain, we will examine your mental fitness and how well you can perform specific tasks under pressure or physical strain. Many pre-employment physicals will also call for a drug test. With any physical, one of our physicians will go over everything with you before we begin so that you are prepared and in agreement with the process.
If you are looking for a clinic specializing in pre-employment exams, we welcome you to Joshua Medical Center! No appointment is necessary, but you can schedule one through our website or call us if you wish to do so.