Vaccinations: IT systems and survey results
Some employers in the UK have announced plans to set up IT systems to track whether their employees have received the Covid-19 vaccine, creating a form of vaccine passport.
Workday, which provides payroll and human resources software to 1,300 companies in the UK has launched monitoring tools, as has BrightHR. BrightHR's system will provide e-learning courses for workers to dispel myths surrounding the vaccine, as well as a database for employers.
In the meantime a survey by HRLocker (of 750 executives) has revealed that 23% of employers are planning to mandate vaccinations for their staff, with 49% of executives admitting that they will prioritise vaccinated applicants during the recruitment process. 51% said that they would encourage their employees to have the vaccine by providing information, with 20% saying that they would subsidise the cost of vaccination and 15% hosting walk-in clinics.
For further information on the employment issues to consider in relation to the vaccine please read our bulletin 'To vaccinate or not?'