Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Job Candidate Testing Program Cuts Harley-Davidson's Injuries

Physical ability to perform job tasks checked before workers hired

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. has significantly reduced musculoskeletal injury claims among new employees by making job offers contingent on a measurement of a potential job candidate's physical ability to complete tasks.
       The motorcycle manufacturer has spent less than $5,000 total on musculoskeletal workers compensation claims reported by new employees screened under a post-offer employment testing program, dubbed POET, launched in 2008, said Caroline O'Connell, Harley-Davidson's human resources process improvement project manager in Milwaukee.

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