Checklist for Pre-employment Checkup Procedure

For a business to flourish and grow, it is essential to create a healthy work environment. This is also true when it comes to recruitment of new employees in the organization. A good employer should be concerned about the wellbeing and fitness of its resources. A healthy employee will is an asset to the company. Here is where the pre-employment health checkups step in and help to ensure that the prospective employee is fit for the task he/she is being hired for.

Pre-employment medical checkup has a significant importance for employee and employer. It ensures the company about the current health status of employees at the time of hiring. Routine medical health checkup packages are also booked to ensure corporate wellness on an annual basis.

The benefits or importance of these checkups for an employee are listed below:

  • Candidate's Safety at Workplace
  • Candidate's Health Risks
  • Candidate's Productivity and Efficiency
  • The cost to the employer for medical reimbursement

Pre-employment medical checkup includes the complete health screening of an employee needed to determine his/her medical fitness level required for employment. Let us note down the list of pre-employment checkups for an employee.

Physical Examination:

  • Blood pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Bone Mineral Density
  • Dermal conditions
  • Motor functions and reflexes

Laboratory Investigations:

  • Complete blood counts
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Blood Group & Rh Factor
  • Urine Routine & Microscopy
  • Stool examination
  • Thyroid screening

Other examinations:

  • ECG
  • X-ray Chest
  • Kidney function tests
  • Liver function tests
  • Lipid Profile

Optional Tests:

  • Hepatitis screening (HBsAg and HCV)
  • Vision tests
  • Hearing tests
  • HIV

The doctors can recommend follow-up tests depending on the medical report of the individual candidate.

Pre-employment health checkups act as a defense mechanism against potential health hazards and thus can help to boost resource efficiency. These tests might also help in detecting a medical history of diseases like TB, chronic heart diseases, diabetes, etc. which the candidate might not mention at the time of interview. After knowing the potential health risks of employees, the employers can make informed decisions during the hiring process for the benefit of the organization.

Are you looking for health checkup packages? We can provide various customized pre-employment medical checkup packages as well as routine executive health checkup packages for corporate businesses. Do get in touch with our team to get detailed information about the pre-employment procedures required for the recruitment process.