The national Covid-19 vaccination program hit a major milestone in May of this year. Over 50% of American adults are now vaccinated against the deadly disease, so employers can now start planning in earnest for the great return to the office. But not everyone is excited about post-vaccine life. Around 49% of adults report say that they’re still nervous about physical interactions with others in environments such as the office. Even those who are fully vaccinated have concerns about their safety.
As more people receive a COVID vaccination, many employers are weighing their options and starting to make decisions about returning to the office. A colleague and I recently discussed what happens after you're vaccinated with a group of young professionals with the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. We had a great discussion about considerations and forming a plan for returning to the workplace once more people are fully vaccinated.
Remote working has been a massive success in the past year. But now that the vaccine is rolling out, employers are looking at ways to ditch Zoom calls and return to the office. There’s just one problem: not everyone wants to go back. And it’s causing tension at some companies.
The Coronavirus outbreak has changed the way we interact with others, and it’s limiting the way companies interact with large groups of candidates and industry connections. Now, more than ever, it’s time to think about keeping connections alive with digital capabilities. Is your business doing all it can to stay in touch with your candidate network?
Is Your Organizational Culture Changing Because of COVID-19? Needless to say, the COVID-19 pandemic has incited a lot of change in organizations – changes in the way people work, the way companies communicate, and what the work environment looks like, among many other things. On a positive note, many of these changes have allowed organizations to revisit programs or policies that may now be out-of-date and make adjustments to fit the shift to a largely remote workforce.
This year, we all learned a lot about ourselves. Employers got to see people at their best, showing astonishing reserves of courage, commitment, and resilience. People got to see how quickly their employers could innovate and respond to an unprecedented crisis.