Attracting and retaining top talent is always a challenge facing employers. With the COVID-19
pandemic, employers have had to navigate a tight labor market while supporting employees and adapting to local COVID-19 regulations. And soon, some employers may be subject to President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates, which can further complicate employee relations and talent acquisition efforts.
President Biden recently directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to draft a new emergency rule requiring businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure workers are either fully vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 weekly.
This article provides an overview of the impending rule, talent market implications and employer
considerations for employee attraction and retention.