Monthly Archives: June 2014

Predicting Safe Workplace Behavior

Written on June 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm, by

There’s never a good time to get clobbered while driving through an intersection. Unfortunately it happens far too often to ambulances and medical transportation vehicles. As managers in EMS, we prefer that our days be productive and free of accident investigations. Common sense and experience tell us that nearly all accidents are preventable. However, truly effecting change and creating a safer EMS work environment requires a focus on the attitudes …

How Staffing Assessment Tools Work

Written on June 24, 2014 at 1:32 pm, by

Avesta helps clients build a consistent “compensatory” hiring and selection process. Our programs are intended to provide hiring managers with a measurable due-diligence process. A compensatory process includes a combination of three basic data elements about each candidate: Experience: what have they done? Motives: what do they want to do? Talents and Competency Do they possesses the ability and behaviors to “fit” the job.

Avoiding Adverse Impact

Written on June 24, 2014 at 1:10 pm, by

Adverse impact refers to employment practices that appear neutral but have a discriminatory effect on a protected group. Adverse impact may occur in hiring, promotion, training and development, transfer, layoff, and even performance appraisals. It may be found in an overall procedure or in any step in the overall procedure. A test or selection procedure can be an effective management tool, but no test or selection procedure should be implemented …