As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout speeds up, many organizations are beginning to think about reopening their workplaces. But in navigating the return-to-work, employers face a number of unprecedented challenges.
Vaccine hesitancy is among them. While 47% of American workers support mandatory vaccinations, 43% would consider leaving their place of employment if their employers mandated vaccines.
In addition, employers need to consider office safety. While getting employees vaccinated is a big part of the goal, there are other factors that need to be considered for reopening safely (such as cleaning, social distancing, COVID testing). With 49% of adults feeling nervous about returning to the office, following the CDC and OSHA guidelines around workplace safety is essential for creating a workplace environment that workers feel comfortable returning to.
In this webinar, Cooleaf was joined by CareValidate’s COO Jiten Chhabra and legal advisor Julie Bordo, as well as Denise Norman, President at Transitional Care Management, to discuss employee vaccine policies, workplace safety guidelines, and more.
Our top three takeaways:
- Employee vaccination is a complex issue, and employers need to carefully consider their approach to education, mandates, and messaging.
- Following the recommendations from the CDC and OSHA can help ensure a safer workplace.
- Employee vaccination alone is not enough to create a safe workplace. Employers must adopt other measures to ensure workplace safety.
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Through a comprehensive strategy of vaccination education and communications, creative vaccine incentives, and employee listening, organization leaders can successfully boost employee vaccination and create a stronger, safer workplace.