“As businesses have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns and have needed to ensure the safety of employees and customers, encouraging and in some cases mandating vaccines in the workplace is being increasingly discussed,” Humanforce CEO Clayton Pyne explains.
Pyne elaborates the challenge for workplaces introducing vaccine policies is how they can effectively communicate, enforce, and track these with their employees.
Pyne says an automated workforce management solution can streamline the process and ensure compliance, which affects the safety of the entire workplace and wider community.
According to Humanforce's research, 67% of casual workers said they had been concerned about their health in the workplace during the pandemic and 79% said they would prefer if their colleagues were vaccinated.
“Given there is a strong desire amongst casual workers to complete their shifts in safe environments where those who they work with are vaccinated, the onus is on employers to formulate and communicate clear vaccination policies for the future,” says Clayton.
Humanforce’s solution will allow organisations to manage the vaccination policies that may apply to their workforce in the future, and to effectively communicate and track this. This will help managers to have one single source, and help them identify who needs to be vaccinated within their workforce.
Humanforce can support employers and employees with a solution featuring the following tools:
• Create custom vaccination requirements, including expiration rules and allow upload of vaccination proof.
• Automated communication of vaccination requirements to relevant employees.
• Prevents people from being rostered on if they don’t meet vaccination requirements, ensuring compliance.
• Single view of all employee vaccination status and any upcoming expirations.
• Can collect vaccine status and proof from new employees during onboarding.
The Humanforce solution also supports contact tracing reporting among employees, should someone report positive within the workplace. This helps employers to rapidly and accurately identify and report any workers who are contacts of a positive case
The solution also helps to navigate and manage a number of new and complex leave types, including pandemic leave, that have been introduced in response to COVID-19.