When the lockdown started, everyone had to quickly adapt to working from home. “We had to shift to a full work-from-home policy for our employees. For any MSME (micro, small, and medium enterprises), the priority in times like this is to keep your employees safe. We have to understand that our employees have families and loved ones that they need to protect as well,” says tax filing platform Taxumo’s chief operating officer Ginger Arboleda.
With over 20,000 users to date, their clients need her team now more than ever. Ginger, who is also a mom, admits that the days have been busier since quarantine happened. So how does she make sure her staff isn’t overwhelmed with responsibilities at work and at home? “We make it a point to communicate to our employees that we do not expect them to work beyond their work hours. We also don’t expect them to work on weekends. It may be hard for all of us since the separation of work and family has become blurry with a full WFH arrangement,” she explains, adding that they check on each and everyone constantly.
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August 15, 2020