Randstad - a global talent recruitment and HR solutions company - announced today that the company has offered two day paid COVID-19 vaccine leave to Randstad employees based in Singapore and Malaysia.
The latest employee benefit aims to encourage more employees to participate in the COVID-19 vaccination programme. This new paid leave is offered in addition to the medical paid leave that Randstad employees are entitled to. Randstad employees can apply for the leave on the day of their COVID-19 vaccination to rest at home and monitor their health.
Randstad Singapore and Malaysia has also engaged local healthcare professionals to conduct an educational webinar for employees to learn more about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. The webinar will help raise awareness of the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as well as debunk some of the common misconceptions about the fast-tracked vaccine.
Jaya Dass, Managing Director - Malaysia & Singapore at Randstad, said, “The health of our employees is our top priority. Since January 2020, we have implemented many initiatives for our people and clients to help raise awareness of safe distancing, address misconceptions to ensure good information hygiene as well as support programmes to those who faced heightened challenges during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout programme is a critical step to market recovery. Through this initiative, we hope to support our employees and remove any barriers they may face when receiving the vaccine. They will be able to book appointment slots during off-peak hours as well as take the extra time to rest at home and monitor their health.”
ensuring a safe work environment
Randstad has been instrumental in supporting companies and candidates through the global pandemic. Employees from both Randstad Singapore and Randstad Malaysia were working from home weeks before the announcement of the Circuit Breaker (Singapore) and Movement Control Order (Malaysia).
Dass added, “At that time, we had very little information about COVID-19 as it was a new coronavirus disease that was most prevalent in Asia Pacific countries. Implementing work-from-home was an easy decision to make as it provides our employees an added-layer of safety to them and their household members. Today, we are armed with factual information and have gone above and beyond to ensure a safe working environment for our employees to safely return to work.”
On a global level, Randstad formed the 'Safely Back to Work' Alliance together with Adecco and Manpower Group in March 2020 to enable companies and workers to return to work safely when the time is right. Randstad has gathered information from companies across industries and the globe to share complimentary access to best practices, protocols and safety checklists with their clients. Through a successful network reach of participating partners, the alliance is now led by the World Employment Confederation.
complimentary digital support & guides for all clients
Companies also had access to Randstad's digital toolkit in 2020, where they can adopt up to 20 HR tech solutions such as Pymetrics and Checkster to digitalise and automate their HR processes in the new normal. In Asia, the company has also produced numerous employer guides to help companies navigate the challenges that come with the unprecedented nationwide mandatory office closures and managing a remote workforce.
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