The latest workplace debate: Do employees want a COVID vaccine mandate?
While two COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the FDA, a return to pre-pandemic norms is still a long way away. Employers will have to navigate difficult decisions regarding vaccine requirements, mask and social distancing mandates and other safety precautions.
A recent survey from Eagle Hill Consulting found that employees have varying opinions on these issues, making a one-size-fits-all approach difficult to implement.
“Different industries will have different needs, and employees clearly have differing views,” says Melissa Jezior, president and CEO of Eagle Hill Consulting. “When there is meaningful employee engagement, employers may discover new approaches. For example, employee incentives rather than mandates might be more appealing to workers.”
Employees shared their attitudes on these common COVID safety precautions: