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Factsheet for measure PL-2020-13/1763 – measures in Poland
, applies locally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 24 March 2020|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Teleworking arrangements, remote working
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||06 February 2021 (updated 19 February 2021)|
Schaeffler Global Services Europe (SGSE) is a subsidiary of Schaeffler, a leading supplier of automotive components. The SGSE shared services centre has been operating in Wrocław, Poland, since October 20218. Following the expansion of its activities in the city, the company moved its shared service centre to a larger office in January 2020. Then, the company announced that over the next few years it would create 800 new jobs in total. To make services provision as well as recruitment possible in the context of COVID-19 sanitary restrictions, the company has implemented a series of specific measures concerning, among others, remote working, well-being and recruitment process.
To maintain continuous operation and intensive team growth throughout the crisis, the company has implemented changes in the following areas:
All SGSE 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)|
|N - Administrative And Support Service Activities||N82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Schaeffler Global Services Europe: Remote working and workplace well-being measures, measure PL-2020-13/1763 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2020-13_1763.html
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