The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the implementation of remote working arrangements in most sectors in the Caribbean region. In most instances, arrangements and rules to govern the remote working arrangements have had to be created rapidly.
However, the roll-out of remote working has made it clear that there is a great need for Governments and other organisations to develop comprehensive policies to govern the new arrangements, which will become more commonplace now and in the future.
To this end, the International Labour Office (ILO) has published "Teleworking During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond - A Practical Guide" -
CARICAD supports the use of this guide for the development of policies to facilitate the smooth functioning of remote working arrangements, business continuity and organizational resilience. Care should be taken to ensure that policies are aligned to the relevant legal frameworks, such as civil service acts and staff orders, as well as to note relevant legal amendments, change management and stakeholder engagement, among others, that might be required to successfully develop and implement your policies.
We would love to hear of your experience in developing and implementing remote working.