Deloitte: COVID-19 vaccinations, half of employees would like support from their employer 

Half of employees in Switzerland would like their employer to support them in the ongoing vaccination campaign.

It emerges from a study on how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic realized by the consulting company Deloitte asking around 1,500 employees in Switzerland what they expect from their employer regarding the COVID-19 vaccination. Opinions vary: Half see vaccinations as a private matter and expect the employer to stay out of it completely. The other half would like the company they work for to show active commitment to the health of its employees.

Of those who advocate an active role for the employer, 59 per cent want employers to recommend that employees be vaccinated. 47 per cent would like to see their companies actively encourage their employees to get vaccinated by using incentives, such as bonuses, or even organising vaccination appointments. 16 per cent even want a vaccination to be required for certain activities.

Employees at larger companies are somewhat more open to their employers actively influencing the vaccination process.

Many companies have an obvious interest in their workforce being able to meet in person again to develop new ideas, cultivate team spirit and collaborate closely in order to advance projects. Customer contact also suffered during the coronavirus crisis, which could have a negative overall impact on a company’s outlook.