Randstad yesterday announced that the company is offering two days of paid COVID-19 vaccine leave to its employees based in Singapore and Malaysia, in hopes of encouraging more staff to participate in the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

According to a press release, this new paid leave is offered in addition to the medical paid leave that Randstad employees are entitled to. Staff are able to apply for this leave on the day of their COVID-19 vaccination to rest at home and monitor their health.

To help employees learn more about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, Randstad Singapore and Malaysia have also engaged local healthcare professionals to conduct an educational webinar for its staff.

The webinar will also 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.”

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