BAEMIN applies hybrid working model for long term

March 15, 2022 | 16:11
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To meet with the future of work, the online food delivery application BAEMIN has rolled out the hybrid working model for employees across the country, effective from March 14. At the same time, BAEMIN also introduced several in-office and virtual initiatives to increase employee engagement in the face of the new normal.
BAEMIN applies hybrid working model for long term
BAEMIN applies the hybrid working model for long-term

The model is an emerging concept that incorporates a mixture of in-office and remote work based on mutual agreement between employees and their managers. The model provides employees with utmost flexibility when it comes to working hours and office settings so the employees can determine what works best for them.

With the hope of empowering employees to define their workspace and lead more balanced and healthier lifestyles, BAEMIN has adopted the hybrid model to allow them to choose to work between homes and offices with adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols. Employees can also adjust their starting time to be one hour earlier or later than before, while maintaining a similar total of working hours, to suit their schedule outside of work.

According to Jinwoo Song, CEO of BAEMIN, working from home became the new normal and has been widely adopted by multinational companies worldwide.

“I believe that top talents get motivation when they have autonomy. With BAEMIN's colleagues being able to choose where to work and when to work, this will motivate them to achieve high performance. This new policy is also in line with our core values – autonomy built on discipline,” Son said.

“I believe with the hybrid working model, a working mother can now make more time for her child, a gen Z worker can balance their personal life and career, and an avid reader can simply save some time from commuting to read more books. At BAEMIN, we believe this will allow our employees to enjoy their lives to the fullest whilst staying committed to their job,” he added.

To ensure a smooth transition to hybrid working, BAEMIN has renovated its offices over the past months. In addition to the existing office desks, BAEMIN has designed a more focused working space, private booths, and personal lockers, to meet the different needs of employees when coming to the office.

Also, BAEMIN equipped the workplaces with massage chairs, football tables, and provided work-from-home employees with a full range of necessary equipment so they can get their work done effectively.

BAEMIN applies hybrid working model for long term

“We also piloted a few hybrid, purpose-driven events to enhance employees’ sense of belonging,” shared Song.

Over the last months of 2021, BAEMIN kicked off the Meo Map initiative through collaboration with two charity organisations: the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation and SOS Children's Villages.

The company conducted virtual and offline events to connect the employees with some of the children through an online concert and auctions to raise funds. The total fundraising was valued at more than $3,900.

Even though BAEMIN has only been present in Vietnam for about two years, the employee experience lies at the heart of whatever the company does. During the pandemic, every employee received motivational gifts and, for those who needed to come to the office, BAEMIN coupons were given to order lunches.

Employees who tested positive with COVID-19 will receive personalised medical advisory services, financial support in case of mandatory isolation, and a full-on medical kit.

In the coming time, BAEMIN Vietnam will continue to unearth further initiatives to enhance the employees’ wellbeing and satisfaction.

By Baemin

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