Employer COVID-19 “vaccine” mandates will likely cause resignations and employee relations issues when you consider two recent surveys.
According to a recent Washington Post article, “One in Six healthcare workers would leave job if a COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ was required by their employer.” Many health-care workers have not gotten a coronavirus vaccine – The Washington Post That’s a very significant number when you consider the shortage of healthcare professionals in the U.S.
Across all industries, “one-third of employed Americans would still choose not to get the vaccine, even if it meant losing their jobs,” according to a A SHRM survey posted earlier this year. SHRM January Survey
The same SHRM survey has some good news. Only 5% of companies were going to require mandatory COVID-19 shots, 60% were not going to institute mandates and 35% had not decided.
Interestingly, a third of U.S. employees thought the COVID-19 “vaccine” should be mandatory for people “able to receive it.” SHRM January Survey
If one-third of the workforce would leave a job mandating a shot and one-third think employers should mandate a shot, mandatory vaccine policies are going to create employee relations nightmares.
Solution? Provide realistic statistics on the status of cases and serious illnesses to your employees. Develop, maintain and monitor safe work environments so everyone can be comfortable and productive. Remind your workforce that discussing another person’s vaccination status is not part of a polite workplace.
Now more than ever, we need good leadership, calm demeanors and a shot of professionalism.