Soul [South Korea], July 12 (ANI / World Economy): The industry as the Korean government decided to impose the highest level of social distance (level 4) on the entire Seoul metropolitan area from Monday by the fourth wave of COVID-19. Also urgent. Previously, the industry expected a recovery due to the recent expansion of vaccination.
Soul [South Korea], July 12 (ANI / World Economy): The industry as the Korean government decided to impose the highest level of social distance (level 4) on the entire Seoul metropolitan area from Monday by the fourth wave of COVID-19. Also urgent.
Previously, the industry expected a recovery due to the recent expansion of vaccination. However, as Delta variants spread around the world, the industry is concerned about repeated business “shutdowns” that occurred after the coronavirus pandemic declaration earlier last year.
A major South Korean company immediately upgraded its internal quarantine guidelines in line with the government’s social distance policy and growing telework.
The industry is also focused on minimizing transmission between employees by expanding telecommuting to social distance level 4.
In response to the government’s social distance policy, Samsung Electronics will apply new quarantine guidelines today.
Samsung Electronics has refrained from visiting high-risk facilities such as karaoke, bars and nightclubs, and has ordered employees to undergo a COVID-19 test before returning to work if they do. In addition, we have suspended all face-to-face meetings, education, and events that were allowed for less than 10 people, and banned business dinners.
Previously, due to the nature of the manufacturing industry, telework was operated autonomously, but in designated departments such as home appliances and mobile devices, up to 30% of employees work from home based on their own judgment. Was recommended. In addition, business trips are limited to South Korea only.
LG Electronics will ban all business trips, external meetings, and training from today. LG Electronics previously decided to reduce the percentage of telecommuting from this month, but due to the recent surge in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the percentage of telecommuting has been maintained at 40% and is now half (50). %). After July 8th.
As the level of social distance rose to level 4, SK Group switched to 100% telework mode, with the exception of some key employees of the holding company SK corp. And SK Innovation.
The Hanwha Group also strengthened on July 9 to recommend all affiliates who can work from home and have at least half of their employees work from home and at least one-third of their employees work from home. Quarantine guidelines have been announced.
Also, all face-to-face meetings, personal appointments between employees, business trips, and business trips were banned.
Some Hanwha affiliates, including Hanwha Solution Chemical, now impose more stringent quarantine guidelines, with more than 80% of employees working from home. Hanwha EC has banned all face-to-face meetings, training, business dinners, and field safety checks that were previously permitted with restrictions.
The Hyundai Heavy Industries Group has also decided to increase the telecommuting portion from 30% to 50%. Maintain company policies such as staggered commuting system (7:00 to 10:00), prohibition of domestic business trips, permission for meetings of less than 10 people, and education.
Hyundai Motor Group maintains existing quarantine guidelines. Currently, up to 50% of employees work from home. Existing quarantine guidelines such as restrictions on domestic business trips, bans on business trips, and bans on outsiders are not maintained.
Semiconductor company SK Hynix hasn’t expanded its telecommuting due to automated production equipment, but has blocked the possibility of infection by reclosing its gym, which opened earlier this month.
The industry is very cautious as variants that have more than doubled their infection rates are spreading around the world.
Vaccination was expected to restore the global economy, but there are again concerns that the re-spreading of COVID-19 will have a negative impact on industry. (ANI / World Economy)