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Physical Abilities Testing Program

General AEI Facts
  • AEI has been developing testing programs for employers since 1989.
  • AEI has performed over 1,000,000 tests for client companies to date.
  • AEI's 400+ nationally recognized clients testing in over 1500 locations nationally i.e., Delta Air Lines, Supervalu, Target, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Cardinal Logistics
  • The AEI testing program assesses job demands such as strength, cardiovascular endurance and agility to ensure that new hires are capable of performing the essential tasks associated with physically demanding jobs.
  • AEI clients can be found in Grocery, Beverage, Retail, General Distribution, Route Sales, Transportation, Milling operations, Mining, Manufacturing, Construction, Utilities, Health Care and other industries with demanding jobs.
  • Currently serving over 10% of the top Fortune 100 companies.

Validation Studies

  • AEI is the only physical abilities testing company that has performed three separate prospective criterion related validation studies.
  • AEI has performed these statistical validation studies in the areas of Grocery, Retail and Beverage distribution.
  • The AEI studies demonstrate the job-specificity and predictability of the test battery by showing that applicants who failed the test experienced 2.5 times greater injury rates than those who passed the test.
  • The AEI validation studies meet the EEOC requirements set forth in the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures that testing programs be validated as being specifically related to the job demands and being predictive of job performance.

Legal Defensibility

  • The AEI studies have served as the basis of the AEI testing program, which has proven to be legally defensible in over 100 challenges to date.
  • In every legal challenge to date, AEI has been successful in defending the testing program, and in every case the client has been allowed to continue using the testing program.
  • AEI provides expert witness to defend the testing program at no additional cost to the client.

Program Effectiveness

  • AEI testing has shown to decrease new hire injury rates by 20-47%.
  • AEI testing has shown to decrease employee turnover by as much as 21%.
  • AEI testing has shown to increase overall employee productivity.
  • AEI has performed multiple Pre/Post analyses demonstrating the effectiveness of testing in various industries.