The Well Workplace

Deborah Lechner

Deborah Lechner, ErgoScience President, combines an extensive research background with 25-plus years of clinical experience. Under her leadership, ErgoScience continues to use the science of work to improve workplace safety, productivity and profitability.

Recent Posts

What do Job Analysis and the Three Little Pigs Have in Common?

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Mar 8, 2022 9:28:46 AM

What does job analysis and the 3 little pigs have in common?

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When Hiring Just to 'Fog a Mirror' Is a Bad Idea...

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Mar 3, 2022 8:13:25 AM

When Hiring Just to “Fog a Mirror” Is a Bad Idea…

In today’s “post pandemic shutdown” era, the universal cry from almost all industries is that they can’t hire enough workers.  Cries of worker shortage abound.

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Post-Offer/Pre-Employment Testing: What Can Employers Legally Do?

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Feb 21, 2022 3:19:22 PM

Imagine it’s hiring time, and you have questions about a potential employee’s ability to perform a job. How can you find out? 

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Are you a workplace injury prevention Enigmatologist?

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Jan 11, 2022 10:30:00 AM

shutterstock_274068050Enigmatologist is a term that was coined by Will Shortz, the former editor of Games magazine, He's currently the editor of thNew York Times crossword puzzle. Mr. Shortz is apparently the only person in the history of the world to have a degree in Enigmatology (the University of Indiana, 1974). The term refers to one who is analytical - a good problem solver – or one who is skilled in analysis.

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Reducing Workplace Injury Starts Before You Hire: The Case for Pre Employment Testing

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Oct 22, 2021 8:00:00 AM

For the savvy business owner, smart workforce decisions begin long before the day a new employee reports for their first day on the job. But what if you could reduce the chance of injury before a candidate ever punches the clock? Pre employment testing can make the choice easier.

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Get Specific: Why Personalization is Important in Pre Employment Testing

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Oct 18, 2021 8:00:00 AM

In the pursuit of hiring a great workforce, casting the net wide isn’t always the best tactic. The same goes for pre employment testing. Personalized testing tightly matched to specific jobs and tasks matters and can make the difference between a safe and successful hire and an issue waiting to happen.

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Four Signs You Need a Physical Ability Testing Program

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Oct 13, 2021 3:30:00 PM

Solid, experienced, reliable workers that can be counted on for exceptional productivity and safety in the workplace are the backbone of any business – assets to your company that are worth their weight in gold. However, as any employer knows, they aren't easy to find and are sometimes even harder to hang on to. A good physical ability test program can help find these workers.

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How Pre Employment Testing Can Help You Hire the Right Person the First Time

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Oct 10, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Hiring the right person the first time is the ideal for every employer, and if you're in human resources, the ball is in your court and it’s “match point” every time you make an offer. Of course, “match point” is an ideal, so getting it right every single time isn't a realistic expectation. However, you can significantly increase the odds of finding the right applicants for physically demanding jobs when you implement pre employment Physical Abilities Testing as an integral part of your hiring process.

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Physical Ability Testing: Worth It or Not in Reducing Workplace Injuries?

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Oct 7, 2021 8:00:00 AM

When exploring the possibility of implementing a physical ability test in their hiring process, employers sometimes wonder whether these programs are worth the investment in reducing workplace injuries. The answer to that question is yes; they are definitely worthwhile, provided your company is using a well-designed, evidence-based testing program customized to the actual everyday physical demands placed upon your employees. Research shows that programs like this can significantly reduce worker injuries, enhance safety and reduce the toll injuries take on your workers, their families, your business, and your bottom line.

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Four Key Questions to launch pre-hire Physical Abilities Testing in Food Processing

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Aug 4, 2021 12:56:07 PM

This is the fifth part of a 5-part series on why injuries occur in the food processing and how they can be prevented.

Before reading on you might like to read the introduction here.

close up of poultry processing in food industry

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