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Factsheet for measure PL-2020-13/1766 – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|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)|
Polish e-commerce platform Allegro employs over 2,500 employees across five locations: Poznań, Kraków, Toruń, Warsaw and Wrocław. Allegro was founded in 1999. In 2020, the company entered the top 10 list of the biggest e-commerce websites in the world, in terms of monthly visits. Currently, over 140,000 companies sell their products on the platform. Allegro has announced two major business expansions during the pandemic. Although employees had a possibility to work from home and the company had a remote working policy before the pandemic, since March 2020, when all employees started to work from home, Allegro has developed and implemented a series of new solutions addressed to all employees and teams. The new policy has also covered the recruitment process. Besides that, Allegro has adapted its inner #AkcjaZdrowie (#HealthAction) programme to the new situation.
Remote working has been in place at Allegro for years; both Allegro’s infrastructure and tools are conductive to working from home. The company’s remote working policy consists of the following measures and actions:
Allegro has also launched its internal programme #AkcjaZdrowie (#HealthAction) online. The programme features healthy spine classes, yoga classes and consultations with a physiotherapist.
All Allegro departments and employees. Some outcomes:1.Several times, the company has carried out the remote onboarding with almost 100 people at once. New employees get the equipment and a welcome package delivered to their homes.2. Within two summer months in 2020, Allegro organized 93 training activities (workshops, lecturers and e-learning classes) on 43 topics with 1,200 participants.
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)|
|G - Wholesale And Retail Trade; Repair Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles||G47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Allegro: remote working policy development , measure PL-2020-13/1766 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2020-13_1766.html
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