The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is ongoing and you need to navigate hiring with vaccine mandates in place. Regardless, your business remains persistent. You are doing everything in your power to keep your company running with speed and precision. At the same time, you are navigating hiring talent and complying with COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
When it comes to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. That way, your business can maintain a safe and productive work environment.
Meanwhile, as you seek out talent, you must consider vaccine mandates as well. Here are tips to help you navigate hiring with vaccine mandates.
1. Be Upfront and Honest
Tell job candidates about your company’s vaccine mandates. Candidates will then know what to expect if they pursue a job at your business.
Remember, not all candidates will agree with your business’ vaccine mandates. However, if you are upfront and honest with candidates from the get-go, you can ensure they can make an informed decision about whether to pursue a job at your company.
2. Do Not Ask a Job Candidate About Their Vaccination Status
Explain your company’s vaccine mandates to a job candidate. Conversely, do not ask a candidate to share their vaccination status.
Businesses are subject to federal and state penalties if they discriminate against job candidates based on medical conditions. Thus, if you request a candidate’s vaccination status and ultimately do not hire him or her, you may face a discrimination lawsuit and other legal ramifications.
3. Update Your Vaccine Mandates As Needed
Monitor the pandemic closely. To date, Omicron and other coronavirus variants have developed during the pandemic. And these variants have forced many businesses to reconsider their vaccine mandates.
If you need to revise your vaccine mandates, do so immediately. Ensure your workers are updated on new vaccine mandates you implement. Moreover, provide job candidates with the most up-to-date mandates.
4. Make Vaccination a Condition of Employment
When in doubt, make vaccination a requirement for all workers. This eliminates potential “gray area” that can crop up due to inconsistent vaccine requirements across your business.
Comparatively, if you forgo making vaccination a condition of employment, be ready to explain your rationale to employees and job seekers. People may have questions and concerns about your company’s decision to not require its workers to be vaccinated. As such, you should plan ahead on how to respond to these concerns and questions.
Keep Your Hiring Process Simple
Businesses appear likely to continue to use vaccine mandates in the foreseeable future. With a proactive approach to vaccine mandates, your business can minimize their impact on your hiring process.
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