More South Korean firms embrace remote working arrangement
More companies in South Korea are embracing remote working models and exploring ways to change the way they operate to accommodate employees. For example, tech firm Naver recently gave its employees the choice of working either five days or three days a week from home, reports The Korea Herald.
Other South Korean businesses are also adopting hybrid working arrangements, allowing their workers to commute to coworking spaces nearby instead of company headquarters.
Manufacturing giant Hyundai Motor Group has approved a hybrid working arrangement for its employees. Since April, at least 30% of its workforce has worked from home since April. In contrast, when the pandemic was at its peak, some 50% of its workforce worked remotely.
In contrast, steelmaking firm Posco has taken a conservative stance against remote working, ending its policy as early as possible. The company, however, exempted immuno-compromised employees, pregnant women and workers with underlying health conditions from physically returning to office.