A recent survey suggests that vaccination warrants could be a way for employees to mark employee engagement and loyalty, which over the past year appeared to be in short supply.
It is no secret that the ongoing “big reset” has many employees looking elsewhere, or have quit and wait for better paying jobs because, as we have seen what is happening in the service industries, better opportunities await us. After all, many workers were told in early 2020 that the pandemic could lead to new work in which many of their jobs may no longer exist after our exit from the pandemic: thus, many have retrained or taken courses in line to “improve their skills”.
Additionally, the Delta variant made many employees nervous about returning to the store, warehouse or office. Add in the ‘big rudeness’ that preceded the’ big reset ‘- and in fact, the horrible behavior has even gotten worse – and it’s no wonder that many workers’ eyes are wandering elsewhere and straying from their current duties. .
There is no panacea for managers who are awake at night and scramble during the day to ensure that the employees they have recruited will be retained. Still, a recent poll by The Harris Poll and Fast Company found that at a minimum, vaccine mandates won’t make things more turbulent within companies – on the contrary, such policies could be a net positive.
According to the survey, nearly half (47%) of American adults who participate in the workforce (such as employees, the unemployed and students), said they would be more willing to accept a job offer in the workplace. ‘a company if it rolled out a vaccine. mandate. Less than a third (29%) indicated that they would be less likely to accept this job offer.
Workers in the northeastern United States were more in favor of such vaccination mandates by more than a two-to-one margin. While workers surveyed in the rest of the United States were generally less supportive, across the country those who were in favor of such policies outnumbered those who were against workplace vaccination mandates.
People of color were more encouraged by such a workplace policy than whites. Men were more supportive of immunization mandates than women, although women who were in favor of such a policy looked at the big picture: 60 percent of women (compared to 54 percent of men) thought the mandates workplace immunizations were important in ending the pandemic; more women than men (52-43%) said vaccinations to prevent COVID-19 disease should be a universal requirement.
And what have been the main drivers of workplace vaccination mandates? Almost 60 percent mentioned that greater comfort in interacting with their colleagues, as well as a greater sense of personal security, were decisive factors in favor of such policies. Ultimately, more than half (52%) agree with the statement that “employers who mandate COVID-19 vaccination care about their employees.”
Whether companies don’t care or not is reality or just a perception, frankly: it’s out there. A recent human resources consultancy survey found that half of American workers feel their companies treat them fairly.
In fairness, there isn’t much a business can do to prevent its employees from watching the exit door; But this Harris Poll and Fast Company survey concludes that making sure workers are safe once they walk through front doors is at least a start to building trust.
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