Coceptive Consulting Group will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of our commitment to safety.
Frontline employees including consultants and administration staff will need to be fully vaccinated by 15 November 2021 and the remainder of employees by 31 March 2022. There will be exemptions for those who are unable for documented medical reasons to be vaccinated, which is expected to be very rare.
Coceptive Consulting Group will give its staff paid vaccination leave and up to two days of special leave to recover if they become unwell after receiving the shot.
Announcing the policy, Coceptive Group Senior Associate Luke Hemmings said: “Having a fully vaccinated work environment will safeguard our people against the virus but also protect our clients, candidates and suppliers we interact with on a daily basis.
“Our team of consultants and administration staff member come into contact with numerous people on a daily basis. Making sure they are vaccinated given the potential of this virus to spread is so important and I think it’s the kind of safety leadership people in the Canberra community would expect from us.
“It’s clear that vaccinations are the only way to end the cycle of lockdowns and border closures and for a lot of our employees that means getting back to work again.
“We are strongly encouraging all of our people to get the COVID-19 vaccine and are offering paid time off to get it done. We are already pleased to see that 95 per cent of the team have had both jabs.
“Many of our people said they would feel concerned about working with unvaccinated colleagues, which is something that many workplaces across the country are grappling with.
“We understand there will be a very small number of people who decide not to get the vaccine, and that’s their right, but it’s our responsibility to provide the safest possible environment for our employees and for our clients, candidates and suppliers,” added Mr Hemmings.
Further discussions will take place with employees and our legal counsel over the coming weeks on the detail of the policy, including how medical exemptions will be applied.