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Factsheet for measure PL-2020-12/1774 – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 16 March 2020|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Teleworking arrangements, remote working
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||10 February 2021 (updated 19 February 2021)|
Netguru is a Polish software development and software consultancy company founded in 2008. Headquartered in Poznań, Poland, the company has 9 local offices in seven locations: Poznań, Warsaw, Wrocław, Białystok, Kraków, Gdańsk and Katowice. Currently, the company employs over 650 people across the country.
In March 2020, Netguru established a special project group responsible for implementation of new procedures and systematic internal communication within the company. All nine local offices were closed and all employees started to work from home.
Before the pandemic, the company had its remote working policy. About 40% of employees worked from home permanently, and the remaining 60% combined it with working in the office. Since March 2020, Netguru’s remote working policy has developed; it includes, among others, the following measures:
All Netguru departments and employees.
Employees in standard employment
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|J - Information And Communication||J62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Netguru: Remote working and well-being at IT company, measure PL-2020-12/1774 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2020-12_1774.html
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