Returning Workforces & Covid-19 Vaccine

Sunday March 28, 2021

Danielle Palermo |

The COVID-19 pandemic has been raging for months. In that time, many businesses have ceased operations out of safety concerns and have waited for the right opportunity to resume. Now, with COVID-19 vaccines becoming available, employers can finally start planning for their immediate futures.

There are still many unknowns related to the COVID-19 vaccines, but there is at least one agreed-upon factor: Vaccinating employees is the best way to reopen a business safely. However, while it may be the best tool in the arsenal, it is not the only one. Employers will still need to continue using safeguards such as masks and social distancing to ensure the safety of their workers and customers.

With that in mind, this toolkit explores the COVID-19 vaccines and other workplace safeguards, and helps employers decide whether a vaccination policy is right for their organizations. Included at the end is a robust appendix with printable resources that employers can use right now, including policies, communications and more.

As always, Peabody Insurance Agency will be here to answer any questions related to this toolkit and other workplace matters.

Return-to-Work at a Glance

There are many benefits of return-to-work plans for both employers and employees. Employers can enjoy increased employee engagement, proactive cost containment, reduced turnover, increased communication and improved morale with an established return-to-work plan. And it’s been proven that employees who go through return-to-work plans are able to get back to work quicker than those who don’t, meaning that employers will see increased productivity following an employee’s return to work.

Employees also benefit from return-to-work plans, as they feel supported by their employer, which increases their engagement and loyalty to the company. Utilizing a return-to-work plan also helps them get back to work faster and increases the likelihood that they feel secure and stable in their role.

The benefits of return-to-work plans are undeniable. While these plans are typically customized on an individual basis, employers can use the basics of a return-to-work plan to build their company’s methodology for getting employees to return to work following the COVID-19 pandemic.

View and Download the Toolkit HERE

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View and Download Information and handouts about the COVID-19 Vaccine HERE