Construction Employers Work to Keep the Peace In the Great Vaccine Debate

Jennifer L'Estrange
December 20, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination mandates are causing conflict in workplaces across the country. Jen L’Estrange was recently featured commenting on the challenges employers are facing with the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

Vaccinated employees don’t understand why someone wouldn’t want to get vaccinated in the interest of public health. Meanwhile, unvaccinated workers don’t understand why someone would want to force them to put something in their bodies against their will. There’s a certain unwillingness to hear the other side, I find that challenging, professionally and personally.

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A commercial roofing contractor was in hyper growth mode. They had goals to increase their field workforce to expand their service area to additional states and geographical locations. If they were to grow their field workforce, they would also need to increase their administrative, operational and sales headcount to support the additional workload created by increased field work. Additionally, they were challenged in workforce retention and development, experiencing high turnover, and did not have a dedicated Human Resources professional to manage employee relations and compliance issues that come with trying to scale a business.

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