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Why KINNECT Doesn't Share Pre-Employment Medical Results with Candidates: A Clarification
Why KINNECT Doesn't Share Pre-Employment Medical Results with Candidates: A Clarification
Updated over a week ago

In the recruitment landscape, pre-employment medical assessments have become a standard procedure for many companies aiming to ensure the health and safety of their workforce. However, KINNECT, takes a distinctive approach by not directly sharing the pre-employment medical results with candidates. Instead, we share these findings to the employer for review and interpretation as part of their comprehensive recruitment process. This procedure may seem unusual at first glance, but it is rooted in safeguarding both the candidates' expectations and privacy, as well as maintaining the integrity of the recruitment process.

A Holistic Recruitment Perspective

The decision-making process behind recruitment is multifaceted. While pre-employment medical results hold significance, they are just one element in the broader evaluation of a candidate's suitability for a role. Often, sharing these results with candidates can inadvertently create expectations or assumptions about their job prospects based solely on their health assessment. This can lead to misunderstandings or unnecessary optimism, especially when the outcome of the medical assessment is only a part of the employer's considerations.

By sending the medical results directly to the employer, KINNECT ensures that the employer receives a comprehensive overview of the candidate's health status in conjunction with other qualifications and assessments. This enables the employer to make a balanced decision based on multiple factors rather than solely relying on the medical assessment.

Respecting Privacy and Legal Compliance

Under the Australian Privacy Act, individuals have the right to request access to their personal information, including medical records. KINNECT acknowledges and upholds this right by facilitating the process for candidates to access their health information upon specific request. However, it's important to note that this release of information is limited to the candidate's health records and does not include KINNECT's confidential opinion on their Fitness for Work.

The confidential opinion regarding Fitness for Work is a professional assessment generated by KINNECT for the employer, serving as a crucial component of the employer's decision-making process. This opinion is shared exclusively between KINNECT and the employer who has procured this service, as it contains sensitive information integral to the employer's evaluation and risk management procedures.

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