Vaccinating America will go a long way in helping the country return to normal.
Already an employer like Instacart, target, Trader Joes, Chobani, Petco, Darden Restaurants, MC Donalds and Dollar General are among a growing list of companies that give workers Free time and extra money be vaccinated for Covid-19.
For its part, Krispy Kreme Donuts offers everyone – whether employed or not – proof of a Covid vaccination a free donut.
And the Walled Lake Greenhouse, a marijuana dispensary in Walled Lake, Michigan, gives proof of vaccination to anyone over the age of 21 a free pre-rolled joint. The “Pot for Shots” campaign is a “way of saying thank you for helping to end this pandemic and getting us back to normal,” the pharmacy said.
Nearly a quarter of employed Americans who are likely or definitely not to be vaccinated would consider getting their shot if offered a cash bonus or scholarship, according to a report by the Society for Human Resource Management.
Still, according to the most recent review, 88% of organizations are insecure or have no plans to offer incentives to promote vaccination.
More than 9 in 10 workers said that their employer did not offer incentives or did not know if this was the case.
That is likely to change, according to Amber Clayton, director of the Society for Human Resource Management’s knowledge center.
As vaccines become more available and employers try to get back into business, more companies will be incentivized, she said.
While a glazed donut is unlikely to tip the scales, “they make a statement and support vaccinations,” Clayton said.
A separate survey by Blackhawk Network found this strategy could be effective. More than two-thirds of workers said they would accept a financial incentive that ranges from as little as $ 10 to as much as $ 1,000. A third said they would be vaccinated for one $ 100 or less.
Most said money was the best motivator and paid time off was a distant second choice. Blackhawk Network surveyed more than 2,000 adults in January.
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