Government agencies and private sector companies alike are evaluating ways to embrace and standardize the changes brought about by the pandemic regarding where employees do their work. One often-overlooked aspect is employers’ responsibility for their employees’ well-being, whether they work at home or in an office.
In a traditional on-premises environment, most enterprises have well-established policies and programs to keep employees engaged, culturally acclimated, and physically safe. But what about in a telework environment?
The intensive use of IT by remote workers has an invisible downside. Many of the most commonly used technologies, such as smartphones, webcams and GPS, can be misused by abusers of partners and children. There is emerging data that domestic violence has increased during the pandemic lockdown.