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SK Group Recommends Employees to Work from Home for 2 Weeks
Due to Concerns over COVID-19 Infections
SK Group Recommends Employees to Work from Home for 2 Weeks
  • By Choi Moon-hee
  • February 25, 2020, 13:36
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SK Group recommends its employees to work at home for two weeks.

SK Group has decided to minimize the number of employees working at its main office in Jongno-gu, Seoul to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Six SK Group affiliates -- SK Corp., SK Innovation, SK Telecom, SK E&S, SK Networks, and SK Siltron -- have told its employees to work at home for up to two weeks.

“Beginning tomorrow (Feb. 25), SK Group affiliates will adopt a telecommuting system,” an SK Group official said. “Each affiliate will map out a detailed operation plan for all employees except those who are required to work at the building.”

Accordingly, employees of SK Group affiliates such as SK Corp. will work from home until March 6. SK Seorin Building houses various SK Group affiliates including SK Corp., SK Innovation and SK E&S. It is difficult to grasp employees’ lines of flows as they are independently run, so their employees may be vulnerable to infections.

Working from home is recommended for SK Telecom employees who work at SKT Tower in Euljiro by March 1.

Earlier on the day, SK Group took body temperatures of everyone entering and leaving the group’s main building. Previously, it checked body temperatures with a thermal imaging camera. In order to reduce contacts with outsiders, SK Group adjusted employees’ time to report to work after 10 a.m. and told employees to refrain from having meetings with visitors from outside as much as possible. It also changed the shared seating system and recommended employees to stick to their desks and chairs.