This is an outline of BearPlex’s hybrid work policy. BearPlex is a hybrid company that allows office-based or remote work on a flexible or permanent basis. This policy applies to all full time employees.
Remote work is defined as working during an employee’s working hours anywhere outside of our office, located at 651 N Broad St, Suite 206, Middletown, 19709 and 393B Poonch Road, New Samanabad, Lahore.
In Office Expectations
Employees are expected to attend team building events at the nearest location to their residence twice per year. All travel-related expenses will be reimbursed by BearPlex. Outside of the twice yearly team building events, employees do not have any required time commitments for being in-office.
Tools & Support
All employees will be granted up to $500 yearly stipend for home office-related expenses like furniture or technology. Employees must submit a request for the stipend through their manager. All employees who choose to work from home will use their company laptop unless specified by their manager but must supply their own WiFi.
While working from home, employees must be available via Google Chat, Google Meet, email, and/or phone during pre-determined working hours in their time zone. Employees are responsible for updating the following when working remotely:
Update shared Google Calendar with their working hours
Update Google Chat messages and be available to respond within 2 hours
Check in with the manager at least twice in a given workday.
All employees, both remote and in-person are required to attend meetings. If the employee is working from home, they are required to attend via video conferencing. If video conferencing is not available, employees may call in via phone as a secondary option. If an employee is unable to attend a given meeting for reasons remote or otherwise, they must notify their manager or the person hosting the meeting and schedule a debrief with a meeting attendee within 72 hours.
Approval & Tracking
Employees must notify their manager and team with their in-office hours the week prior. Employees must document in their shared Google calendar when they are working from home. Employees may also be asked to use a time tracking software depending on their productivity assessment by their manager.