US firms mandate vaccines while European employers are more cautious

US firms mandate vaccines while European employers are more cautious


Bloomberg News

Many US companies are requiring their employees to get vaccinated or risk losing their jobs but in Europe employers are taking a subtler approach.

“It’s a lot more gentle encouragement,” said Deborah Margolis referring to the European way. “Rather than that sort of heavy-handed approach.”

Almost two-fifths of the 530 European companies in a Littler survey said they’re trying incentives like paid days off and prizes to persuade staffers to get jabbed. Some are opting for anonymous workforce surveys to gauge how many people are vaccinated. Others hand out home Covid tests and rely on employees to report positive results.

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