(WSET) — Do hiring managers care about vaccination status? One survey says yes.
More than 1,000 hiring managers across the U.S. participated in a survey by ResumeBuilder back in August. The respondents were asked to answer all questions truthfully -- and the results may surprise you.
The survey found that 33% of hiring managers will automatically eliminate resumes that don’t include a COVID-19 vaccine status.
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The results showed that failing to put vaccination status on resumes may get candidates eliminated from consideration:
The survey shows that some industries prefer seeing vaccination status on resumes more than others. Industries where more than half of hiring managers prefer seeing vaccination status include:
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Overall, the survey found that 69% of hiring managers are more likely to hire someone who is vaccinated against COVID-19.
Despite many companies shifting to remote work during the pandemic, the survey shows a majority of hiring managers still want vaccinated employees:
Still, qualifications matter more to hiring managers than vaccination status. The majority of hiring managers (53%) answered that they are more likely to hire better-qualified candidates, even if they are not vaccinated, over less qualified but vaccinated candidates.
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Meanwhile, aides to President Joe Biden say his vaccine mandate on federal workers has boosted the vaccination rate for that workforce to 92% but his effort to extend that mandate to hundreds of millions of workers beyond the federal government is running into trouble in the federal courts.
On Nov. 12, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisiana led by Judge Kurt Engelhardt, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, held that Biden’s vaccine mandate on private companies with 100 or more employees "grossly exceeded" the authority of the executive branch agency charged with enforcing it. The panel decided to halt the mandate from taking effect across the country.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.