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Factsheet for measure HR-2020-25/891 – Updated – measures in Croatia
, applies locally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 15 June 2020|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Changes of working hours or work arrangements
|Author||Predrag Bejakovic (IJF) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||24 June 2020 (updated 15 November 2021)|
Software ICT company Combis, the fifth largest IT company in Croatia, has introduced a new working model for its 400 employees that allows a combination of both, office work and work from home. The company points out that flexibility has always been high on their list of priorities, both in relation to customers and project work, as well as in the corporate culture itself. According to Combis CEO the 'employees want higher mobility, flexibility and the ability to work from any location at any time, as well as from any device. Technology (and a good attitude) enables all of the above, so it is natural that ICT companies lead these changes, and transfer their experiences, new solutions and good practices to other companies' .
The feedback from the employees on working from home due to the coronavirus is highly positive, and the entire Combis business in a past few months has been more productive and more digital. The company has now taken a step further, so each person in the team can tailor their working time to their needs. From mid-June 2020, Combis employees, can choose between several working models which include different combinations of days spent working in the office and those working from home under the condition that working from home cannot make up more than 50% of the time. The new, flexible model has several options, so each employee can decide what suits her or him best in order to balance professional and personal life as successfully as possible.
All 400 employees of the company participate in this new organisational and working scheme.
|Applies to all workers||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners were not involved in the design and implementation of the measure.
Trade Unions are generally in support of all measures that contribute to better balance between professional and private life. Employers always advocate measures that could enable better business results.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|J - Information And Communication||J62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Combis officially implements remote work model, measure HR-2020-25/891 (measures in Croatia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/HR-2020-25_891.html
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