Questions surround mandating shot
March 5, 2021
By Kathryn Walson
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, many association leaders have been considering how to address the issue of getting the shot with their own staff.
HR Source prefers to encourage staff to be vaccinated, rather than requiring it, said CEO Mary Lynn Fayoumi. HR Source, based in the Chicago area, is a membership association for more than 1,100 companies and organizations.
“We felt as a leadership team that there were inherent risks with mandating a vaccine, not only from an employee relations standpoint, but potentially the risk of morale issues, turnover, PR, in addition to all of the potential legal challenges you could have,” Fayoumi said.