After surveying more than 1,000 hiring managers, ResumeBuilder found that one in three candidates would automatically terminate a resume if they didn’t disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status.
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A survey conducted by ResumeBuilder earlier this month found that of 1,250 hiring managers questioned, almost 69% said they were more likely to hire someone who is already fully immune to COVID-19. was vaccinated from.
“Among all hiring managers, 33% will automatically eliminate resumes that do not include vaccination status. Another 32% will give priority to applicants who indicate on their resumes that they have been vaccinated, ” Written by ResumeBuilder in an article explaining their findings.
FILE – A nurse prepares a syringe with the J&J COVID-19 vaccine.
As of mid-August, ResumeBuilder said that about 63% of companies were making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for employees and 63% of them, with about 77% of employers, said they would like to see an applicant’s vaccination status on their resumes. Huh.
According to ResumeBuilder, “of companies that require employees to be vaccinated, 43% of hiring managers will automatically terminate resumes that do not state a candidate’s vaccination status. An additional 33% recruit vaccinated applicants.” Prioritize the process.”
The computer and information technology industries (78%), food and hospitality (69%), retail (64%), education (60%) and industries that saw a higher number of hiring managers wanted to see the vaccination status of applicants . Health care (60%).
“These industries are moving forward because some, such as advertising and marketing, are very customer-facing, and these types of jobs are done in ‘cube farms’ office spaces, where employees are together,” said Carolyn Kleinman, A career coach and professional resume writer, explained. “Others, such as food and hospitality, healthcare and education, make sense, as they are primarily in-person, with an inability to maintain proper social distancing.”
However, the majority of hiring managers (53%) said they would hire a qualified candidate even if they had not been vaccinated, unlike someone who is ineligible and who has been vaccinated, ResumeBuilder said.
“Overall, employers want to hire qualified candidates who will be an asset to the workplace,” Kleinman said. “If they have a clear vaccine policy and are transparent, it should help both hiring managers and candidates. Candidates may not be vaccinated when they apply or at the time of their interview, but if they have been previously Vaccinations require a working day, which needs to be communicated clearly.”
Meanwhile, businesses that announced vaccine mandates said some workers who were on the fence have since been vaccinated against COVID-19. But several holdouts remain – a possible sign of what is to come once a federal mandate goes into effect.
Before President Joe Biden’s September 9 announcement that companies with more than 100 workers would be required to vaccinate, dozens of companies, including Amtrak, Microsoft, United Airlines and Disney, issued ultimatums to most workers. And smaller companies in New York, San Francisco and New Orleans need to enforce mandates for customers and workers.
Some mandates seem to have converted hesitant workers, but employers are still dealing with holdouts. United said in late September that it would begin terminating 593 employees for refusing vaccinations over the next few days. Other companies are offering options, including weekly testing or working away from or away from other employees.
The federal mandate will cover 100 million Americans — private sector workers as well as health care workers and federal contractors. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is a high-stakes gamble by the president to boost vaccination rates in the US, with approximately 77% of US adults receiving a single dose of the vaccine.
On October 7 Biden laid out COVID-19 vaccination requirements, stipulating that nearly 67 million unvaccinated American adults should get the shot, even though he acknowledged the mandate was not his “first instinct.”
The president rejected such requirements before taking office in January, but they are now a tactic he feels compelled to use by a stubborn piece of the public who has refused to vaccinate and The lives of others and the economic recovery of the country have been put at risk.
“There is no other way to beat the pandemic than to vaccinate the vast majority of the American people,” Biden said at an event promoting the mandate in suburban Chicago. “Though I didn’t rush to do it right away, so I had to move to requirements.”
In the coming weeks, more than 100 million Americans will be subject to the vaccine requirements ordered by Biden. And his administration is encouraging employers to voluntarily take additional steps that would advance vaccines on people or subject them to testing requirements.
The White House notes that millions of workers say they are still unable to work because of the pandemic-related impacts because their workplaces have been closed or service is reduced, or because they are afraid to work or cannot take care of the child.
“The evidence is pretty clear that this vaccine works,” said Charlie Anderson, director of economic policy and budget for the White House COVID-19 response team. “And so now, I think it’s a good time to get up and say, ‘It’s time to move on, if you haven’t yet.'”
While the mandate is the ultimate tool to pressure Americans to vaccinate, Biden has resisted, at least so far, requiring shots or tests for interstate or international air travel, a move that legal experts say. is within their powers. Officials said that it is being considered.
“We have a track record, and I think that’s clear, it shows that we are pulling the levers available to require vaccinations,” said Jeff Ziants, White House COVID-19 coordinator. “And we’re not taking anything off the table.”
This story was reported outside of Los Angeles.