'Employee mental health is going to be a critical concern as remote workers return to their workplaces'
Employees of all kinds want people vaccinated before heading back to the office.
More than half of skilled (55.4 per cent) and unskilled (52.9 per cent) labourers alike are “likely to report a positive emotion” to employer-mandated vaccination, according to a report from ADoH SCIENTIFIC, a mental and behavioural health analytics company.
The same is true for administration/management workers (66.2 per cent), executives (61.9 per cent) and clerical workers (53.8 per cent), finds the survey of 989 U.S. adults conducted in March.
Canadian HR Reporter recently spoke with a legal expert to find out if employees can be mandated to take the vaccine.
“Employee mental health is going to be a critical concern as remote workers return to their workplaces,” says Richard Tewksbury, president of ADoH. “This data shows that, despite some hesitancy in certain populations, American workers want to return to a setting where they can be confident that the people around them have been vaccinated.”
Nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of employers in the U.S. are obtaining vaccines to administer to employees or facilitating access to vaccines through a third party, according to a separate report from Willis Towers Watson ─ and another 55 per cent are planning or considering doing so.