Case Study


Lowering Workers' Comp Claims:
Integrity Assessment Use Lowers Claims of Workers' Compensation

Workers' compensation claims are significantly low
Journal of Business and Psychology
er for employers conducting pre-employment integrity testing, according to a recent research report by the Journal of Business and Psychology. The April 2011 study compared screened vs. unscreened workers in the service, manufacturing, and health care industries and examined the effectiveness of using an integrity test to reduce the frequency and severity of worker compensation claims.

Background
The researchers collected data from four different companies in four industries and found the same results in each company. After each company began using an integrity test in it's hiring process, they found that over the next year those who had been screened with the integrity test had a significantly lower percent of worker compensation claims than those who had been hired before the integrity test screening began, even though accident statistics consistently show that new hires normally have the highest accident frequency rates.

Results
According to the study, the average cost per employee was dramatically less, plus the average cost per accident was also lower. The average cost per claim for the screened group was only 67% as much as the unscreened group - which is substantial enough for employers to justify screening all their job applicants.

Conclusion
These results strongly support the idea that an integrity test such as the Applicant Review would be expected to make a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of worker compensation accidents.

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