SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea’s biggest auto parts company, has announced a plan to institutionalize its work-from-home program as one of its official human resources (HR) policies.
To cope with South Korea’s social distancing campaign designed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company launched the work-from-home program in February as a temporary offering for its employees.
Hyundai Mobis announced on Sunday that based on a smart work environment without limits in time and space, it will operate the work-from-home system as one of its official HR systems starting from the beginning of November.
Despite many businesses running work-from-home systems temporarily in times of COVID-19, it has been rare for such policies to become institutionalized as official work systems.
Hyundai Mobis noted that this is a preemptive decision that cannot be found elsewhere, particularly among the nation’s large manufacturing companies with a payroll of more than 10,000.
Employees can work from home via remote access to the company’s in-house PCs through their private computer or the notebook PCs provided by the company after registering a work-from-home plan on the in-house system a day in advance.
Hyundai Mobis will enable its employees to use at home all of the company’s in-house work systems, including a video conferencing system, performance management system and collaboration tools.
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