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Workers Who Won’t Get Vaccinated? Leaders Can’t Let Them Disrupt Business

By Rod Robertson

COVID-19 has kept most employees out of the office for a year. Vaccines, however, will make it safe to bring them back, and in the process, help restore our economy.

But the big question is, what about the employees who will decide not to get vaccinated for personal reasons? How should employers walk that slippery slope?

First, let’s look at some stark numbers indicating that employees opting against vaccination will indeed be an issue. According to research by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), 40% of workers will probably not or definitely not get the vaccine. Twenty-eight percent say they would not get vaccinated if their employer required it – even if that decision meant risking termination. Read more