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Most workers want employers to record proof of COVID-19 vaccination: Brivo Survey


January 6, 2022
By SP&T Staff

Over half of workers want to see their workplace introduce the property technology that has the ability to record proof of COVID-19 vaccination, according to the second return to Work Report from Brivo and MRI Software.

The report, which includes responses from over 1,000 people in the United States, follows an earlier study from May 2021 and offers insight across more than a dozen sectors. It explores people’s health and safety concerns related to their return to the office and preferred working arrangements as the world continues to emerge from the pandemic.

Support for employers to track vaccinations reflected broader concerns about health and safety in offices. More than half of respondents or 52 per cent said they had safety and health concerns about returning to the workplace, but that figure was down from 62 per cent in the May report. There was a clear difference, however, between the type of industries and the level of concern about working onsite. People in professional services were the most apprehensive, with 61 per cent reporting concerns about returning full time. In comparison, just 41 per cent of respondents in the service industry had concerns about returning to the workplace full time.

“The research indicates that health and safety concerns remain a significant barrier to returning to the workplace,” commented Brian Zrimsek, Industry Principal at MRI Software in a statement.

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“There is clearly still a sense of unease among many in the wider workforce. Businesses encouraging a return to offices and other workspaces need the right technologies in place to implement and communicate health and safety measures, ensuring employees can work together in person in a safe environment.”

“Employers are preparing for a permanent hybrid approach by adapting their offices and workplace tech stacks,” said Steve Van Till, Brivo Founder and CEO in a statement.

“We’ve seen that access management is foundational to enabling co-working and flexible usage models for commercial real estate. Our integration of secure access with workplace and tenant experience applications gives HR and facility managers a simple and automated mobile solution for transitioning to this new normal.”