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Humanforce launches solution to help retail businesses manage vaccine policies

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As businesses navigate the complexity of workplace vaccination, cloud-based software management company Humanforce has released a solution to help retail organisations communicate and manage their policies surrounding these matters.

With the country strengthening its national vaccine rollout, more local retail workers are indicating a preference to work in environments where their colleagues are vaccinated.

“As Australian 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,” said Clayton Pyne, CEO of Humanforce.

“In fact, we’re already seeing vaccination mandates being enacted in high risk settings like residential aged care and even private enterprises, like Qantas, Virgin and food producer SPC,” he said.

He continued that the challenge for workplaces who are introducing vaccine policies, is how they can effectively communicate, enforce and track these policies with their employees.

The Humanforce solution is designed to streamline workforce management for COVID-19 vaccinations, allowing retail organisations to manage the vaccination policies that may apply to their workforce in the future, and to effectively communicate and track this.

This aids managers to have one single reliable source when it comes to ensuring the people who need to be vaccinated within their workforce are, and at the right times.

The Humanforce solution also features various tools to support both employers and employees.

Among these tools are creating custom vaccination requirements, providing automated communication of these requirements to relevant employees, and preventing people from being rostered on if they don’t meet the requirements, which ensures compliance.

Additionally, the solution also supports contact tracing reporting amongst employees, in case of a positive COVID-19 case occurrence within the workplace.

It also helps employees navigate and manage a number of new and complex leave types, including the recently introduced pandemic leave.

Pyne revealed that recent research shows that 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 around them are vaccinated, the onus is on employers to formulate and communicate clear vaccination policies for the future,” he stressed.

This article was first published on the Retail Learning Channel

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