- Beyond the pandemic, companies need to redefine their work programs their work programs
By Layla Poveda, CCO
The effects of COVID-19 have arrived in the world, in our country, in our company. to the world, to our country, to our company. restrictions arrived and, probably, few companies were ready, in the operational, human resources, legal and technological human resources, legal and technological, to implement teleworking. telework.
It was a few years ago and in a different years ago and in a different context, we at CCK created the work flexibility program, SmartWork, but it is precisely in these times of pandemic that it acquires great relevance for companies and their employees. companies and their employees. It is for this reason that we would like to share with you how this initiative and its tools allowed us to how this initiative and its tools allowed us to adopt, in a very agile way, home confinement for all of our employees in Central America, while continuing to work in a cohesive and focused manner.
It was several years ago, when millennials millennials entered the labor market, we business leaders were faced with new and different needs, motivations and We encountered new and different needs, motivations and expectations in this group of expectations of this group of employees. We were faced with requests such as. "I would like to spend more time with my family" or "I don't want to spend so much time moving from my home to the I don't want to spend so much time moving from home to the office.
Perhaps at first, it seemed unrealistic and unfeasible, but but then we realized that the balance between fulfilling career goals and having a satisfying personal life is what many professional goals and having a satisfying personal life is what many of us need and seek to be fulfilled. need and seek to be fulfilled.
This reality, coupled with the accelerated technology development, allowed us to create SmartWork, a work flexibility program that is positive and beneficial for both companies and their employees. flexibility program that is positive and beneficial for both companies and their employees. On the one hand, it provides companies with the necessary tools to offer teleworking and flexible schedules to offer teleworking and flexible schedules simultaneously, and on the other hand, it offers employees On the other hand, it offers employees wellbeing and personal quality of life.
The employee can define his or her and distribute his or her schedule in such a way that he or she can attend to some of his or her personal personal responsibilities and, at the same time, organize his or her work time to meet the to meet the company's objectives and requirements of the company.
In addition, this program has a software or technological tool for recording, managing and software or technological tool for the registration, administration and supervision of each employee's working hours. of each employee's working hours, which makes it easier for the company to analyze, distribute and prioritize the time spent by its and prioritize the time spent by employees in the different tasks. different tasks.
Although the world was already undergoing a process of digital transformation, the situation we are living today forces us to accelerate this process and encourages us to explore new ways of working, which are very likely to prevail and become institutionalized even if we manage to overcome the pandemic. According to the research firm Gartner, a 74% of companies who participated in a telework survey, conducted on March 30, said they will keep "work from home" for some of their employees. Whether it is telework, SmartWork or some other platform, it is time to take advantage of these programs and their benefits.
|Has a technological tool to manage the working hours of its employees. a technological tool for managing the working hours of its employees employees||Has a technological tool to define your place of work and working hours. A technological tool to define your work place and working hours.|
|Offers benefits and favorable conditions to its employees||Account flexible hours to attend to personal matters|
|Allows to know the tasks performed by each employee during the day, week and month.||Experience time and money savings on commuting to the office|
|Allows to analyze efficiency in the use of time and execution of tasks.||Acquire responsibility for the use of time in each of its tasks.|
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