‘Clear communication about what will be expected of employees should happen as soon as possible’
Seventy per cent of hiring decision-makers in Canada believe that proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (such as a vaccine ID or vaccine passport) will be required in the near future for employees returning to the workplace, according to a survey.
And 81 per cent say that companies can only truly return to a situation without pandemic restrictions once more people in Canada are vaccinated, found the report from Express Employment Professionals.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel, and it is great to see companies planning to ramp up hiring and return employees to work,” says Bill Stoller, Express CEO. “But in order for this to happen smoothly, decisions about what post-COVID workplaces will require to return to normal need to be made and clear communication about what will be expected of employees should happen as soon as possible.”
Canadian HR Reporter recently spoke with a legal expert about whether workers can be mandated to take the vaccine by employers.
Many employers are divided on how to approach the issue, judging by a separate survey.
Meanwhile, 59 per cent of hiring decision-makers believe employees would be more likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine if companies provided incentives to do so, according to Express’ survey of 506 Canadian recruiters conducted at the end of 2020.
However, 63 per cent do not believe it is a company’s responsibility to ensure employees get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Money matters when it comes to convincing employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine, according to an earlier survey.