Workers’ compensation-related risks vary from business to business – for example, smaller businesses are often unaware that they are required to cover their staff, while employees in higher hazard jobsites work in different places potentially every day, heightening their exposure to risk. However, whether a business is small or large, a standard exposure or a hard-to-place one, there’s one similarity that they all share, and that’s the importance of hiring the right people.
“One of the most important things is screening and knowing how to pick the right employees,” said Todd Pollock, senior vice president of workers’ compensation at Worldwide Facilities, which launched its workers’ compensation division in 2018. “What I mean by the ‘right’ employees is if you’re a contractor and you’re hiring an employee, you want to make sure that they have the skillset to do the job, and you need to make sure that they’re physically capable of doing the job and the tasks that are associated with the job.”
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