The COVID pandemic has changed the shape of the workplace. In 2020, most employees were asked to work from home, and instant transformations by employers were required to make it effective.
While in 2020, organizations were reactive to the pandemic situation and focused on new ways to manage the remote workforce. In 2021 organizations are proactive and planning to safely bring the workforce back to an office setting. With Vaccination playing a key role, many companies are strategizing plans for safe return to the workplace based on employee’s current health and vaccine status.
Just as technology was key to a successful work-from-home transition, it is also essential when employees step foot into their workplaces again. SAP introduced a new service offering named the Back-to-Work package in Q4 2020 to support an effective workplace return. This offering uses SAP SuccessFactors solutions combined with Experience Management solutions from SAP and Qualtrics, SAP Analytics Cloud, and SAP Fieldglass.
The offering was released during SuccessConnect2020. Read more about this offering and the press release from Oct 2020: Create and Manage a Resilient Workforce.
SAP’s Back-to-Work offering
Fig 1:SAP Disruption response services for HR
One of the key components of the offering is Return: Bringing back your workforce safely. Many organizations are figuring out ways to track employees’ Health and Vaccination Status to manage the effective workplace return strategy.
At SAP, we have been working on a solution Health and Vaccine Portlet and where legislation and local data protection rules permit, companies will be able to add new health and vaccination status fields to the People Profile in the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central solution, allowing employees to enter employee vaccine information.
This blog will walk through this Health and Vaccine Portlet’s details and how SAP Customers and Partners can leverage this Free solution.
The Health and Vaccine Portlet will be available as part of the 1H 2021 Release as an Opt-In item in the Upgrade Center, and there is no additional cost for our existing customers to deploy this solution.
You can read more about SAP’s response to the pandemic here: Business Challenges and Opportunities Post-COVID-19| SAP News Center
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