Tokopedia, Bukalapak and Traveloka Consider Work From Home
To anticipate the spread of the coronavirus in Indonesia, several companies have begun to take firm steps. One of them is implementing Work From Home (WFH) or working from home for employees.
This WFH option has also begun to be considered by several e-commerce giant companies. Online Travel Agent, Traveloka for example, claimed to have formed a special team to consistently monitor the current situation and ensure that the company’s operations continue to run well. Including to consider WFH for employees.
“We have also identified several scenarios that can occur based on the development of the COVID-19 situation, one of which is the possibility to implement the Work From Home (WFH) policy,” Traveloka’s Main Business Management Continuity Management Coordinator Ongki Saputra said on Sunday (15/3).
Ongki said it also continued to implement preventive measures following government recommendations and national and international health agencies. This is done in order to create security and comfort in the work environment for all employees.
Bukalapak Considers Work From Home Mandatory due to Corona
The e-commerce giant Bukalapak also said it was continuing to monitor the development of the current situation. Bukalapak’s Head of Corporate Communication, Intan Wibisono, said that his party continues to monitor if work methods from home need to be compulsorily applied to all employees.
“Actually, the option to work from home is given to employees who feel the need. But we continue to monitor if these options need to be mandatory for all employees, “he said. Intan also stressed that his party had taken preventive measures.
Bukalapak carries out several preventive measures according to the recommendations of the government and WHO. There are restrictions on interactions in the office and restrictions on meeting in large groups in Bukalapak and encourage all employees to always maintain health and various other efforts.
Until now, Bukalapak has implemented various policies to prevent the spread of the virus more widely, such as limiting interactions in offices and large group meetings, limiting official travel in the country and banning official travel abroad for the time being.
In addition, the company also conducts cleaning with disinfectants in the work environment, provides masks and hand sanitizers, encourages all employees to always maintain health and various other efforts.
Bukalapak also prepared the Corona Monitor feature on their platform. They work closely with sellers, business partners and stall partners to maintain the availability of health products and daily necessities for the community.
Work From Home Will Be Tested on Tokopedia Employees Starting Monday
One of the largest e-commerce sites in Indonesia, Tokopedia, began implementing work from home trials on March 16-17, 2020. This policy was adopted to train the readiness of employees in facing various possibilities, including health issues.
Tokopedia VP of Corporate Communications, Nuraini Razak said, it would also conduct a WFH trial on Monday next week. But according to Nuraini, apart from the coronavirus outbreak, the practice of working from home is actually commonplace by Nakama (Tokopedia employee) in certain divisions or situations.
Tokopedia, said Nuraini, also continues to strive to provide services to the community through Tokopedia Care’s digital-based customer service that is already available in 3 cities, including Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Semarang.
“The application of the experimental system to work from home on March 16-17, 2020 is intended to train the readiness of all Nakama in dealing with the possibility of not being able to go to the office because of things that are not desirable,” he said.
According to him, the step was taken to ensure business continuity while maintaining public confidence, especially Tokopedia users. “We also empathize and urge the public to always maintain health,” he said.