A medical worker filled out the Covid-19 vaccination record card in the Bronx, New York.
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A new survey conducted by Arizona State University with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation shows that more than 60% of American companies will require their employees to provide proof of vaccination.
The survey shows that the vast majority of employers in the United States (65%) plan to provide employees with incentives for vaccination, while 63% of employers require proof of vaccination. Overall, 44% will require all employees to be vaccinated, 31
Regarding the consequences of not complying with the company’s vaccination policy, 42% of companies said that they would not allow employees to return to a tangible work environment, and 35% of companies said that they would take disciplinary actions until and possibly terminate their employment relationship.
The survey was released on Thursday and represents responses from 957 facilities in 24 industry sectors in the United States. Most of the interviewees are companies with 250 or more employees.
Testing is still crucial for employers, and 70% of respondents are currently undergoing Covid testing, and most of these tests are mandatory.
In terms of employee benefits, company respondents said that burnout has increased by 54% and mental health concerns have increased by 59% overall. However, morale and productivity have also increased by nearly 50%.
Looking ahead, 66% of employers plan to allow employees to work full-time before 2021, while 73% of employers plan to provide flexible work arrangements after the pandemic ends. However, 73% of companies expect their employees to work in the office at least 20 hours a week.
Professor Mara G. Aspinall of Arizona State University College said: “This is not only a bubble that returns to a’normal’ state, but there will also be some positive flexibility after the pandemic is over. We will return to the field to work. Health Solutions And one of the authors of the survey.
The survey shows that employees are mainly concerned about their personal health, infection risk and workplace safety. Companies surveyed said that 38% of employees hope to return eventually but not immediately, and about a quarter of employees said they don’t want to return at all.
Nathaniel L. Wade (Nathaniel L. Wade) said: “This epidemic has changed the traditional office environment in many ways, and may even change the status quo forever, but most employers say they see employees continue The true value of face-to-face communication. Research who is still affiliated with ASU’s Health Solutions Academy. “We really want to make sure that we provide public information to help people make the right decisions. “
Most employees (about 51%) would rather wait until the government or health agency allows them to return to work, and about 47% of employees said that after vaccinating the entire employee, they will resume working in person.
Aspinall said: “Employers are relatively quiet during the pandemic. We are now entering the next phase, where employers set their own policies so that employees can return to the workplace safely and sustainably.” People want to return to normal, but they want to be safe. Way to do it. “