Many companies have worked around the clock to transition in-office workers to remote, placing a big drain on important company resources. For example, IT had to solve for new telecommunications needs, while HR had to develop new protocols to ensure remote employees had the tools needed to remain focused and stay on task. “Sleek Fleet is unique because we are a 100% remote workplace, which requires trust and transparency between the employer and employee”, said Kira Meinzer Sleek Fleet CPO. “Remote work is our way of doing business, so we were not forced to make changes as other companies have been. We are lucky because all of our resources have continued to focus on our core mission to simply logistics.”
Other companies are relying on a hybrid approach where high-risk employees work from home, while the rest are required to make it into the office. “Even though an employee may be physically able to go into the office, we oftentimes forget about the mental-health aspect that can sometimes take a deeper toll on the employee and his or her family”, said Meinzer. “As a remote company, I’m glad we are not in a position to force any team members back into a physical location”.
FreightWaves recently reported that a large US broker, using the hybrid model, saw an increase in positive COVID cases amongst workers who were back in the office. To read the FreightWaves article, click here: https://freightwaves.com/news/brokerage-employees-upset-by-limited-remote-work-options-despite-covid-outbreak