According to research, employees who were at a job for less than a year posed the biggest risk of loss, and the highest frequency of claims was among this group. This factor was not affected by age. Workers who were inexperienced had as much as four times the loss cost relativity. For those who had been working for two or more years at a job, the loss costs were significantly lower. Also, the number of claims was much smaller. However, claim severity was higher among older workers whether they were new or had been with the company for many years.
The best way to navigate these risks and offset the impact of improper experience is to develop a strong plan for recruiting, hiring and training workers. These are a few helpful controls to implement for pre-employment procedures:
- Thorough background checks that look at everything from financial records to criminal records.
- Verification of prior employment, education or other credentials.
- A mandatory drug test after offering employment.
- A comprehensive behavioral evaluation that looks at cognitive abilities, culture fit, job skills, abstract reasoning and critical thinking.
Also, keep in mind that risk management should never be abandoned after hiring. Safety and health can only be maintained in the workplace with persistence and perpetual training. While thorough safety training should be rigorous for new hires, it should be refreshed regularly for all workers. To learn more about this topic, discuss with Rod Hanks 214-275-8372